Okay, a teensy rant here: It's winter. Surprisingly, winter shows up very single year at the same time. (Astounding!) And with winter comes winter weather. Which means snow and ice. Snow and ice are not conducive to airplane travel (and, well, most other kinds of travel). Airports shut down.
Every single year in the history of air travel, airports have shut down during the holidays due to crap weather.
And yet, every single year, people get stranded at airports and behave as though this is the very first time that this has ever happened. I just watched a woman on the Today Show crying that she had been stranded at an airport for three days. Um, and??? What exactly did you expect?
People get stranded at airports every year in the winter. If you insist on traveling by air during the holidays - which, coincidentally, happen during the winter every single year!!! - you really need to deal with the consequences of your idiot decision like a grown-up.
Or maybe? STAY HOME NEXT TIME!
Grumble grumble grumble...not enough coffee in the morning to face whiny people on the Today Show...