Tips for navigating winter travel woes

POSTED: 10:45 AM Jan 06 2014   UPDATED: 7:37 PM Jan 31 2014

Freezing temperatures are wrecking travel plans -- more than 3,000 flights were canceled by 10 a.m. ET Monday, according to, and it could take airlines days to get all those delayed travelers to their destinations. If you're caught in that backlog, try navigating the system using these tips from travel experts.

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Travelers wait in line for a security check at O'Hare International Airport on Dec. 20, 2013, in Chicago. More than 200,000 passengers were expected to travel through O'Hare that day for the start of the Christmas holiday period. Nationwide 94.5 million Americans were expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday season. If you get caught in a backlog, try navigating the system using these tips from travel experts collected by CNN.

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