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Warmer weather not enough to keep nationwide travel woes out of Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas (KWCH) – Kansas is thawing after recent ferocious winter weather, but vacation travel has been hit hard by the storm that wreaked havoc across the United States. I had to cancel most of my flights. Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is one of his travel hubs where disruptions have left some travelers dead-ends and unable to travel to their destinations.

“I love my in-laws, but I want to sleep in my own bed. And I’m looking forward to not being here after January 1st. [Wednesday]Evan Atkinson is returning to Maryland after his family traveled to Kansas on vacation.

Delays of 3-4 days are not uncommon for vacation travelers across the United States. In some cases, things get even worse. Many Southwest flights have been delayed or canceled.

Flyers aren’t the only ones facing problems. Drivers also face predicaments while traveling.

AAA reports that demand for emergency roadside assistance has more than doubled compared to the same period last year. Between December 23rd and he December 26th, about 1,400 people called for help. That’s more than double his number of people who called in his four days last year. Battery, tow and flat tire were the main reasons for recent service calls.

“Batteries, tires and antifreeze are very important things to make sure the vehicle is in good condition before going on an expedition,” said Sean Steward, AAA Kansas spokesperson. .

Travelers like Atkinson are trying to get home as soon as possible, but many are counting their blessings.

“Had great in-laws with me, played good cards and stayed up all night.” So we were doing it well,” Atkinson said.