Sandy still making it tough for Carolina travelers

Sandy still making it tough for Carolina travelers

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC CHARLOTTE

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WCNC.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 6:35 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It took four airports and more than 24 hours, but a Carolina couple is finally home Tuesday night.

Jay Cox and his fiancé were travelling in Edinburgh and didn't quite understand when their flight home—the one that went through Newark—was cancelled.

“A couple of days before our flight we heard there was a category one hurricane passing by, didn’t think nothing of that.  That’s not even enough for a party,” Cox said.

They hadn't yet heard the details of the perfect storm.

It took hours to get through to anyone at the airlines and more than a day to figure out an alternate way home.

“They routed us to London and then to Houston, which is a far shot from the Carolinas so they routed us back to Charlotte,” he added.  “It’s been a little hectic figuring out where we need to be to get back to trying to get home.”

Also at the airport, some Duke Energy workers were happy to finally be home after they got stuck in Cleveland on a job.

They said all flights were cancelled at that airport. They had to get creative to get home, renting a car and driving to Detroit.

All said, understatedly, they were just glad to finally make it back to Charlotte.

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