Travelers flying to Dayton arrive days late amid winter storm Jonas

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – At Dayton International Airport, some travelers getting in Saturday night say there were supposed to be here days ago and that extra travel time is costing some big bucks in hotel stays.

For Nehul Yadav, it’s been a long 2 days after flying from New Delhi, India to Frankfurt, Germany to New York City to Chicago…to finally landing here in Dayton.
“I had no place to spend the night so I had to book a hotel and spend 1 or 2 days it was costly as well so I had not planned that,” Yadav said. “And it was not safe at all for me as an international student, but I had to manage in those conditions.”
Along with millions of Americans in the same situation. As of late Saturday, more than 10,000 US flights have been cancelled from Friday till Sunday.
Nehul is coming to Dayton to study a semester at Miami University. He was set to check into to his housing yesterday, but his flight coming from New York last night was cancelled. Now, he won’t be able to check-in till Sunday–costing him big bucks in hotel stays.
“It was $200 dollars,” Yadav said. “The airline does by pay for that because of there is a weather condition problem even though the airline has canceled the flight they do not pay for that because it does not come under their policy.”
At Dayton International, 2 flights set to arrive Saturday night were cancelled due to weather conditions on the east coast. One coming from Baltimore, the other headed out of Philadelphia.
Traveler Joshette Stevens, who’s coming to Dayton for job training, also experiencing with her flight coming in from Charlotte
“We got out of Germany on time and made it to Charlotte cause by the time we get here the runway was clear,” Stevens said. “We got to Charlotte we landed and then I found out my 4:40 flight to Dayton got delayed till 6:30 so I was sitting there for quite sometime.”
Airlines are urging travelers headed to to the east coast area to check their flights plan ahead, before you get somewhere where you might be stuck. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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