Cold weather makes a mess of travel plans

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The cold weather has made a mess of travel plans across the Midwest, and it's meant more business for an area shuttle company.

Act II Transportation runs shuttles to and from Chicago airports three times a day. Recently, the company has had to turn some stranded travelers away because the vans are already full.

"Very busy," said operations manager Rusty Phillips. "Lots of cancellations, a lot of delays. Flights are being cancelled from O'Hare to Moline, and that's a lot of what we get last-minute because of weather."

The Chicago Department of Aviation said more than 550 flights were cancelled at O'Hare and Midway Airports Monday, including a pair of United flights to Moline.

Three more flights to Chicago from the Quad City International Airport were already cancelled for Tuesday morning.

"If you can call a winter good, yes, it's been a pretty good winter for us," said Phillips.

The winter has also been good for airport ticket counters, as more Quad Citians decide it's time to head south.

Monday, Cloyola Schneider was headed to Fort Myers, Florida, to meet her daughter.

"She said it's 78 degrees, and she went walking on the beach and said walking in that white sand down there -- it's hot. So, I'm ready!" said Schneider.

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