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Nor'easter storm causing stress at RSW

Posted at 10:28 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 22:28:24-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A deadly storm is building with 60-mile winds, snow and rain. It's causing stress at the Southwest International Airport. Despite the storm, some travelers say they are still willing to take the risk of flying. 

“I’ve been getting storm warnings on my phone all day," said Cosmio Debillo, who is traveling to New York. "I have faith and trust in the airline if you want to get to one place to another.”

The storm has caused distress to airport travelers. One pilot in at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. said that turbulance was so bad that "everyone on the plane threw up."

Major airlines, such as American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are giving customers a chance to make one change without paying a change fee or fare difference for Friday (2/3) and Saturday (2/4). 

Other travelers say the storm isn't just affecting those coming and going from the northeast but everyone trying to fly over the weekend. 

"We were in San Diego and it effected us out there," said Meagan Bonesteel. "Normally that wouldn’t happen, but it effected the huge network of flights.”

An airline employee tells Fox 4 she's been sending storm alerts all day and says customers need to make sure they have their airline's app downloaded to have the latest information. 

The storm is expected to calm down by Saturday.