CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Long lines and bumper-to-bumper traffic are the recipe for holiday headaches at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.

Many were in line at the airport for up to an hour. Traveler Arturo Cruz missed his final flightsWednesday.

"Couldn't get here soon enough," Cruz said. "Traffic."

Snarled traffic at the airport, long lines and drivers with short tempers, those were the scene at the airport.

"Didn't think people would be that rude," said traveler Sabrina Parker. "Flipping you off and all kinds of stuff."