Holiday air travelers can expect delays in parts of the country

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to AAA the Sunday before Christmas was the busiest air travel day of the holiday season and Monday is not much better.

Holiday air travel at ECP. (WJHG/WECP)

Airlines encourage passengers to stay in constant contact with flight trackers and with their airlines to make sure they are aware of any changes due to changing weather conditions.

Some airlines had to suspend flight change fees on Sunday because of the influx of delayed flights due to weather.

Travelers leaving the Bay County area did not seem to be concerned about the weather along their route since they were traveling to see exciting new places for the holidays or visiting family and friends.

Justin and Holly Pick are headed to New York City and are excited about it, saying, "It's our first time going to New York City for Christmas and we're very excited. We're going to see the Rockettes on Christmas Day so we're really looking forward to that."

Nick and Erin Zimmerman and family are headed to Michigan for the holidays " My parents live up there and my brothers are there and we're going to spend Christmas and New Years and enjoy the time. This will be the first time she's sees snow. And I get to build a snowman. It's the first time traveling with kids so it's an adventure for all of us."

Airline officials advise passengers to contact their airline immediately if any delays are encountered in order to help you get to your destination as soon as possible.

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