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Travel chaos for millions flying home for Christmas as 120 flights are cancelled, 1,500 delayed while 104m hit the road

MILLIONS of Americans are set to travel during the festive period but they could be hit with problems due to weather conditions...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

Thousands of travelers have faced disruptions on Christmas Eve alone as over 100 flights have been cancelled.

Thousands of travelers have faced travel disruptions in the run-up to Christmas
Thousands of travelers have faced travel disruptions in the run-up to ChristmasCredit: Getty
Poor weather conditions have led to flight cancellations and delays
Poor weather conditions have led to flight cancellations and delays
Flight and road warning have also been issued for Christmas Day
Flight and road warning have also been issued for Christmas Day

Over 1,600 flights across the country have experienced delays, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.

Many of these travel disruptions have been caused by a storm across the central U.S. which has led to snowfall in many parts of the area.

Drivers should be wary of a blizzard set to hit the Great Plains and heavy rain in the South which could affect road conditions, according to Fox Weather.

Dozens of flights were cancelled early on Christmas Eve in Chicago, Illinois due to low visibility.

Dense fog forced more than 50 flights to remain grounded out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports.

Poor conditions led to a ground stop at Midway Airport until 9:30am.

One passenger said her flight to Fort Myers, Florida was cancelled around 8pm on Saturday but she waited and spent the night at Midway, according to ABC affiliate WLS-TV.

“We stood in line for two hours up by the gate to be told to come down here and talk to baggage claim,” Sherri Woods said.

“Then we spent another two hours in line to be told to just sit around here and wait.”

Southwest Airlines, which operates flights out of both Chicago airports, said it would work with customers to resolve issues caused by these disruptions.

“We have all-hands on deck as our Employees are working quickly to take care of our Customers and accommodate them on alternative flights,” the airline said in a statement to WLS-TV.

The TSA has predicted that around 39 million passengers will fly over the two-week festive period and the AAA has predicted over 104 million people will hit the roads too, according to the MailOnline.

Huge lines started to develop at some large airports like Newark Liberty International in Newark, New Jersey, and Baltimore/Washington International in Baltimore, Maryland.

Travel disruptions could continue into Christmas Day for some travelers as poor weather might continue in some areas.

Airports in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida could see further delays tomorrow, according to Fox Weather.

Long lines have formed at several busy airports while Chicago's airports had to cancel dozens of flights on Christmas Eve due to fog
Long lines have formed at several busy airports while Chicago’s airports had to cancel dozens of flights on Christmas Eve due to fog
The AAA has predicted that over 100 million will hit the road this time of the year
The AAA has predicted that over 100 million will hit the road this time of the year

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