Updated 10/27/2012 05:33 PM
Commuters prepare for Sandy
Anyone expecting to travel on a plane or train over the next few days may experience delays, or have to make alternate plans because of Sandy. Our Brooke Selby was at Albany International Airport to find out if passengers are already being inconvenienced.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- With the thought of Sandy in sight, many of those expecting to commute via trains or planes are already being stranded.
Jason Buglione of Jacksonville, Florida explained he, “was supposed to get down to Jacksonville today and apparently there are delays from my connecting flight which is in Charlotte to the city of Jacksonville so I might well be stuck in a hotel in Charlotte tonight."
But, some passengers are taking a more proactive approach.
"We were going to go back on Monday morning at 5:20 but we heard the storm is coming and the winds might be really high even at that point so we decided to change flights," said Rachel Yocum of Washington, D.C.
At this point Sandy is still unpredictable, so airport authorities and airlines are taking extra precaution.
“We're preparing space for additional aircraft at the airport, we're also advising people who are traveling now this weekend or next week that most of the airlines are offering them to change their ticketing and to go earlier or later without that normal fee that you would see associated," explained Doug Myers, Albany International Airport.
The airport also said they are already getting requests to store small aircrafts through next week. If you plan on traveling via train, Amtrak is also watching Sandy as the storm approaches.
In a statement, Clifford Cole, Amtrak Spokesperson, said, "Amtrak crews and equipment are being deployed to key locations along Amtrak-owned tracks in the NorthEast. At this time, all trains are operating as scheduled."
You can track Sandy's latest course here: