Long lines and canceled flight signs added up to a rough night at LaGuardia Airport, as thousands of flustered travelers found themselves delayed or with nowhere to go because of severe weather.
"We can't get out of here," said one traveler. "There are no flights until tomorrow night."
The problems piled up after Thursday’s nasty weather in the city, which then headed elsewhere, with LaGuardia’s Twitter account pointing out that “Mother Nature has been having her way” with the airport.
More than 400 flights were canceled at Laguardia Friday, and more than 270 were delayed, according to the website flightaware.
Travelers, some of whom had been stuck for two days, complained that they weren't able to get straight answers from the airlines about when their delays would finally come to an end.
"I'm sure this happens all the time, and there's just no staff to deal with it," said one customer. "They have two people dealing with over 100 customers and each customer takes about 15 minutes to deal with.”
"Tempers are going to flare," said another.
It was enough to send some travelers in search of other ways out of town.
"I'm thinking rental car, Amtrak, maybe the bus," said one traveler. "Whatever works."
Whatever works - which, for many travelers Friday, wasn't LaGuardia Airport.