Christine Pappas, 51, arrived from Cheyenne, Wyo., at DIA
shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Snow-clogged roads kept the flight crew from getting to DIA
early enough to take off. "We got an unplanned vacation, I guess," she said.The blizzard that slammed the metro area Wednesday forced the cancellation of some 1,300 flights, and closed DIA
for most of the day . Many caught in the storm were unable to book a ticket for Thursday.