Forty-three million Americans are expected to travel around the country Wednesday, which is considered one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Local 2's Mark Boyle spoke with Stacey Storke, who was the first in line at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Wednesday morning. Storke said she packed the night before and woke up early to make sure she made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare before her flight.
Many customers anticipated long lines in light of the winter storms that had already delayed passengers around the country since the beginning of the week.
Forecasts predicted the weather would affect other major airports like Newark Liberty International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Philadelphia International Airport.
The lines at the United Airlines counter were long throughout the morning at IAH.
United Airlines and other major airlines issued travel waivers for the passengers flying into airports that were impacted by the winter storm.
Airport officials expect more than 1.4 million travelers to pass through both of Houston's airports during an 11-day holiday period.
According to Flight Aware.com, more than 230 flights have been canceled. Most are in and out of Philly, Newark and New York's Laguardia airports. So far, they have not caused big ripple effects affecting other airports.