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Bison Fans Plagued By Travel Delays

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All week long we've been bringing you coverage of the herd's road to Frisco. Many Bison fans are anxious for this weekends big championship game. But while the groups are ready to make the trip down to Texas, getting there is becoming a problem.

Some flights through the Midwest are delayed and canceled because of weather.Valley News Team's Kristi Larson talked with frustrated travelers who are still trying to make it!

Some of those travelers had bought tickets for the Championship game back in August, so excitement among the crowd grew as the lines did.

"Yeah there's some frustration building right now." laughs Greg McDonald who was patiently waiting to hear how he was getting to Frisco.

Some people waiting for their trip decided the hassle wasn't worth it anymore canceling their trip all together. Many determined fans stuck around in the airport lobby for hours waiting for answers from the airlines.

"I still don't know when I'm getting out." sighs Mark Wilson who was also late coming to Fargo visiting family.
 
"You know weather delay's they start to snowball." says Gene LaDoucer with AAA North Dakota, "When you get delays in flights anywhere across the united states particularly the major hubs it starts to back up the system, and unfortunately these day's airlines are flying at capacity, so there are very few empty seats to put people in, even when there is an airplane leaving."

Thursday in the United States there were more than 8,800 delays, and over 2,000 cancellations. 

Only one flight left from Fargo to Chicago this afternoon, and those passengers were delayed for nearly 8 1/2 hours. Though some say, all travelers can do is take the delays as part of the excitement of traveling.

"it's just a phase of the journey, you might as well embrace it." Rachel Stegman says with a smile.

Bison fan Greg McDonald did drive himself to Minneapolis where the airlines got him a direct flight to Dallas. He says there are many other Bison fans getting on flights there as well.
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