February 19, 2019
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Portland jetport getting back on schedule in the aftermath of storm

CBS 13 | BDN
CBS 13 | BDN
Travelers head toward the security check-in at Portland International Jetport Monday.

The Portland International Jetport is trying to get back on track, after dozens of flights were canceled.

The storm may be over, but delays and closings are still happening at the Jetport, and some travelers say they are just happy to be taking off Monday instead of trying to fly Sunday.

Some jetport passengers say the past 48 hours were filled with stress.

“We thought we were going to have to stay another five days,” Florida resident Kristen Bouchard said. “We thought we were going to have to wait until Friday to get out, because that is when the next flight goes to Fort Meyers.”

“You try to monitor it as much as you can and sometimes you get out and sometimes you don’t,” Bridgton resident Richard Raymond said.

And some people who had cancelled flights on Sunday still faced delays Monday.

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“My flight was supposed to leave at 12:56 but now it’s not leaving until 2-something so it’s still delayed,” New York resident Aiyisha Olibatce said.

But she says it beats challenging mother nature.

“I’m not trying to rush or push anything that could put me in harm’s way, so I just want to get home safe to my family and that’s all that matters,” Olibatce said.

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And others say it’s not worth getting mad over, especially when they have warmer places on their mind.

In total, more than 10 flights were either delayed or canceled Monday.

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