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If a connecting flight goes through an impacted area, it could be cancelled or delayed. At the Dayton International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on Friday, there were very few departing or arriving flights that were delayed or cancelled.
There could be less disruption in flight patterns because South Texas isn’t as popular of a travel destination as some other Southern states. Galveston, Texas is a popular port location for cruise ships, but not to the extent of Florida locations.
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“Most people in this area use port locations in Florida,” said Valerie Jeffers, co-owner of Daily Departures Travel in Dayton. “The Texas port only has two or three cruises that out a week. In Florida, you’ll see ports with dozens of cruises a week.”
Jeffers said Austin and San Antonio are popular locations for Ohioans to travel to, but added this time of year they see very little trips from people in the Miami Valley. Travelers are seeing better warnings from cruise and airline companies about possible delays due to weather conditions, Jeffers said.
The Dayton travel agent said the fiascos involving airlines this year pulling passengers off planes due to overcrowding has made the companies more aware of customer service.
“It’s made it a little easier for passengers,” Jeffers said.
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