Passengers left stuck at Bradley International Airport for hours following power outage

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Bradley International Airport was jam-packed with thousands of passengers Monday morning all wondering the same thing… how they’d get home following an hours-long power outage. 

Passengers weren’t able to check the status of flights at the airport for a period of time because display boards were down, resulting in some passengers giving up on their departure.

“Here visiting family, we do an early Thanksgiving every year,” said John Brescia from Pompano Beach, Florida. “Always traveling this time of year is pretty crazy, we try to avoid the holidays but this happened.
We decided to bail and try and try a different flight.”

Some even said they were looking into train and bus scheduled to reach their destinations on time. 

Monday’s power outage at Bradley left many people stuck in Connecticut longer than they had hoped.. 
But 22News spoke with one passenger who had a very different experience. 

“Happened to call the airline about 10 minutes before they canceled my flight and got on the later flight which actually turned out to be a later flight,” said Bill Whitney from Atlanta, Georgia. “I’m gonna get in 15 minutes earlier than my original scheduled itinerary.”

Around noon time the manager of marketing at Bradley told 22News they were resuming normal operations.. but advised anyone traveling to or from the airport to contact their airline for updates. 

Passengers can also tweet their flight numbers to @BDLflightinfo for updates. 

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