Thanksgiving travelers already dealing with delays thanks to wintry blast

Tuesday is the busiest air travel day for folks heading home for the holiday and some air travelers are already facing some issues with delays and cancellations in and out of Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Paula Steelman started travelling at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in Maine. After one weather delay and an almost missed connection, she finally made it to Myrtle Beach.

"I'm running through the airport calling my daughter-in-law saying I missed my connection. She says how'd you do that?," Steelman laughed.

Steelman said she made a connection in Atlanta by just four minutes.

"It's pretty frustrating but you know you just got to realize, they can't control the weather."

Other air travelers realized they can't control the weather either. Grace Conti explained that because of that, she chose to change her flight to Tuesday instead of Wednesday, but that came at a cost.

"It was a 400 dollar difference. 400 dollars more which I thought was quite a bit," Conti explained.

As of mid-day, some flights had been delayed due to bad weather in places like Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York.

Cindi Dinapoli was headed out on the 2 p.m. to Laguardia. She explained that she's just trying to be patient while traveling this holiday season because she's focusing on what's really important.

"If there are delays, I'm not going to panic because I know I do have plenty of time to get back home so I'm not going to let it ruin my mood and my excitement to be back home with my family."

The Transportation Security Administration said a lot of these holiday travelers are infrequent flyers so their best advice to them is to arrive early.

If you're hitting the roads instead, you should probably still heed that advice because AAA expects about 567,000 South Carolinians to travel by car over Thanksgiving.