1,000 stranded overnight at DIA; passengers vent frustrations

DENVER — About 1,000 people were stranded overnight at Denver International Airport because storms in the Midwest caused several flight cancellations.

DIA spokeswoman Julie Smith said most of the passengers (794) were traveling on United Airlines, which had 23 flights canceled.

She said United will try to accommodate those passengers on flights Tuesday.

Hotel rooms were filled and passengers had to stay overnight at the airport, and passengers took to social media to vent their frustration.

United’s Twitter feed also was filled with numerous complaints from passengers. This was a typical response from the airline:

Customers also took to Facebook to express their frustration.

United spokesman Charles Hobart said Tuesday morning: Heavy storms in our system prevented us from operating flights out of Denver last night. We are working to reaccommodate our customers as quickly as we can.”