Passengers stranded as more than 6,000 flights cancelled

Airports look like ghost towns with empty gates, plows clearing tarmacs and airplanes being de-iced.
1:47 | 03/14/17

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Not just the roads, but air travel, too. Some 6,000 flights canceled today, most in the east, but triggering disruptions from coast to coast tonight. In fact, take a look at this. This is the air traffic in the northeast, and the early hours of last Tuesday. Now the same view this morning, a much em teer sky, and ABC's David Kerley on how long it could take to get the system and passengers back up and running again. Reporter: An unusual sight today -- a jetliner landing on a snowy runway, in the northeast. From Washington to Boston, airports looking like ghost towns. Empty Gates, plows clearing tarmacs and runways, and the few jets taking off had to be de-iced more than 4,000 flights canceled. That's why we see this dramatic contrast. The air traffic last Tuesday, versus today, looking like a hole in the sky. Most airlines moved their jets out of the storm's path. American airlines made Charlotte's airport look like a parking lot for planes. Passengers across the country hit by the disruption. In Detroit, Austin, Miami, and Orlando, some passengers stranded. I had to sleep here all night because the flight was canceled. Reporter: New York hit the hardest. Three major airlines canceling all flights there today. Leaving some British newlyweds dreaming of their Florida honeymoon. Now we're stuck here on our way to Orlando. We can't get a flight out until tomorrow, now. Hope Florida gets here soon for them and the honeymoon. The airlines saying they think they will be able to recover quickly despite the thousands of cancellations? Reporter: It's because they are starting to move planes earlier than they expected back into position. They hope they can get operations back up and Normal sooner than they hoped. Hopefully the flight to Orlando for that couple. Thanks to you tonight. Now to the other major

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