(CBS) — A problem at Chicago’s airports earlier in the week may have spilled over into Thursday for some travellers.
On Tuesday, smoke at an air traffic control facility disrupted travel at both Chicago airports, grounding hundreds of flights and stranding passengers, forcing many of them to rent cars.
That may have led to a serious shortage of rental cars, according to John Simone, a passenger who flew into Midway from New Jersey on Thursday for his son’s graduation from Purdue University. He was stuck in line at a car rental counter.
He estimates at one point there were more than 100 people in line.