Jimmy and Brittany Doyle, 24, from Los Angeles, were on their honeymoon in New York last week when their flight home Thursday was canceled.
"We got pushed back all the way to today; they didn't have any flights out from New York," he said. The couple took a train to Philadelphia Sunday, and were scheduled on the 6:55 p.m. Virgin America flight to Los Angeles.
Anthony and Jane Orsini, from Medford, Burlington County, were headed for a vacation in Tampa, Fla., when Southwest Airlines canceled their flight Friday morning.
"This was the next flight we could get," said Anthony Orsini, 61, at the check-in counter Sunday.
"We had a choice: cut our vacation short or extend it, but go to a different hotel the last two nights," he said. In switching dates, they are paying more for the rental car and "we have to leave our really nice hotel and go to another hotel for a couple nights. It made it very inconvenient."
Jim and Kim Wack, and son Jonathan, 14, who live near Reading, were supposed to leave Thursday for West Palm Beach, Fla., when Southwest scrubbed the flight because of weather. The family originally had a nonstop flight to West Palm Beach, but in rescheduling have a layover in Tampa before flying to Ft. Lauderdale.
"It's been a pain in the rear end," said Jim Wack, 44.
Many checking in for flights Sunday left on the day their trip was planned - and knew they were lucky.
"I came in from Minneapolis right on time Friday, and I'm on time today," said business traveler Allen Miller, who works for a health insurance company. "I caught it just right on Friday. I was actually 20 minutes early."
Miller was flying to Orlando Sunday on US Airways and said he would return to Philadelphia Monday night.
Those leaving Philadelphia airport Sunday had an air of optimism - they were leaving the frigid weather here.
Becky and Bill Brams, of Philadelphia, were on their way to Orlando. "We haven't had a problem at all," he said. When they return Friday "it's supposed to be 58 degrees," he said. "We're not going for that long, but it's a nice break."