Updated 10/30/2012 04:21 PM
Travelers remain stranded after Sandy
Although our region was spared from much of the storm, Sandy forced cancellations across the different modes of transportation, impacting travel plans for thousands of people. Our Beth Croughan joins us now from Albany International Airport with more.
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COLONIE, N.Y. -- "You really don't know," said Allen Laflamme of Vermont. "We thought, sure we'd be on a flight this morning."
Allen Laflamme chats with another stranded airport passenger at Albany International. He and his family have been here since Sunday. They're trying to fly to the Philippines.
"Got cancelled and re-cancelled and re-cancelled. And maybe tomorrow we'll go, but it's nothing definite," he said.
Because of Sandy, airport spokesman Doug Myers said they've canceled more than 90 flights.
But some airlines are operating, including Southwest and Delta.
Airport spokesperson Doug Myers said, "I would suggest you keep an eye on our website, AlbanyAirport.com or check with your airline to be sure your flight is at least scheduled. Don't bother coming to the airport until you know your flight is scheduled."
According to Myers, travel along the East Coat will be affected so long as the New York City airports are closed.
Myers said, "Newark, LaGuardia and JFK, those are the main hubs on the East Coast. And they're very important for traffic that is hubbing, as we say, going to those hubs and then transferring passengers to other destinations."
And in terms other modes of transportation, cancellations are the norm. The Greyhound bus system is not running in Albany, and Amtrak service is still suspended with a few passengers waiting in the terminal. They're waiting like Laflamme has been since Sunday.
"Anywhere would be fine," he said. "If there was a possibility of going from there to our final destination."
An Amtrak spokesperson said refunds or vouchers will be given for future travel on the railway system. Updates can be found at amtrak.com.