MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a mad dash is on to get out of the state ahead of this weekend’s winter storm.
“We were going to go to Phoenix, so we’re going to Florida instead,” said Jason Menz.
Menz, initially scheduled to fly out Saturday, is leaving today with up to a foot of snow expected across the metro.
“My friends were telling me that I wasn’t going to get out because of Sun Country, they had delays already for tomorrow,” Menz said.
With this weekend marking the start of Spring Break for some, many travelers are feeling the pressure before the snow moves in.
“When I heard about the storm, I was like, man, I hope we get out,” said another traveler. “I hope the weather doesn’t change. I guess we got good luck.”
Right now, at least four of the nation’s biggest airlines have already waived re-booking fees for travelers planning to take to the skies.
Delta, American and Southwest are among some of the airlines making accommodations for travelers this weekend free of charge.
“Absolutely critical, because we’ve got a timeshare that starts on Sunday and we just wanted to get out ahead of the storm and get to where we need to go,” said Scott Christensen, who is traveling to Florida.
“Traveling isn’t as easy as it used to be so every little bit helps,” said Janet Brown, another traveler.
Come Saturday, avoiding the delays and cancellations may be impossible.