Nation Braces for Busy Holiday Travel, Airports Feeling Pressure

Airports packed for holiday travel as nearly 6 million Americans fly home for holidays.
1:05 | 12/20/12

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And for perspective, 87 million of us will be 1/2 gafting the roads for the holiday, while nearly 6 million of us will be trying to fly. But a lot of airports are struggling tonight, including busy o'hare in chicago and abc's alex perez is there. Reporter: More than 1,000 flights across the country already canceled tonight. From texas -- get out in the morning. Reporter: To des moines, iowa, where they got a foot of snow. We just found a rental car and decided we're going to try and make the drive through. Reporter: In denver, those stranded just trying to get out. Delayed, delayed and now I've been in here for like an hour. Reporter: And at chicago's busy o'hare airport, hundreds of flights delayed tonight. Very frustrating, anxious to get home and I hate being at the airport. Reporter: As the wind, rain and snow sweeps east from chicago, new york, boston, washington, d.C. And philadelphia airports all expecting delays overnight and tomorrow. And united and american say they will waive fees for some travelers that want to change their plans, but that's little consolation for those trying to get home to see their families.

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