Peter Haley / Associated Press
During the holiday rush this year, travelers endured flight delays and cancelations from coast to coast. Problems were blamed on unprecedented storms in places such as Seattle and Portland, Ore., big snowfall in the East and high winds in San Francisco. Stranded travelers spent the night at airports and tried to get to their destinations by Christmas -- some of them making it, some of them not. Here's how people coped with the holiday travel mess. An Alaska Airlines jet gets de-iced on Dec. 21 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where weather shut down or delayed hundreds of flights before Christmas.
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