LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The holiday travel woes continued well after Christmas Day at Harry Reid International Airport with continued delays and cancellations.

As of 9 p.m. Monday, the airport showed 283 total delays and 358 cancellations, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking website.

Nationally, FlightAware was showing 8,291 delays and 3,973 cancelations within, into, or out of the United States.

A massive winter storm has been creating travel nightmares across the country for several days, leaving dozens dead and thousands without power.

Families like the Lowells spent the Christmas holiday in Las Vegas. However, delay after delay left them uncertain if they could make it to Tennessee for a decades-long new years’ tradition with family.

“My wife’s mom will be very upset, but it is what it is,” Richard Lowell said.

Increasing rebookings from days prior have put a strain on crowd sizes. Travelers reported waiting in check-in lines for hours before reaching the front.

By the time Francisco Torrso got to the front, his flight to Texas was taking off. Torrso said he was then forced to choose between waiting three days for a rebooked flight or shelling out thousands for new tickets.

“They don’t give an excuse. They just say that I was late but I was like [here] two hours before my flight. So I don’t know why they say that,” Torrso said. “I feel mad because I lost money you know?”

Cancellations and delays are leaving some people stranded. A couple vacationing in Florida had a two-hour layover in Las Vegas that climbed to 21 hours before being canceled. They told 8 News Now that they are now forced to fly nearly to Canada to get a car rental to drive another four and a half hours home.

“These discount airlines are really showing their value with their behavior and the way they’re treating their customers,” Olga Watkins said.

On Monday Southwest Airlines released a statement saying that they are working to recover from operational challenges and recognize “falling short.”

In the statement, Southwest said that they are working with safety at the forefront to address the “wide-scale” disruption by rebalancing the airline and repositioning crews and their fleet to serve those traveling with them.

“We were fully staffed and prepared for the approaching holiday weekend when the severe weather swept across the continent, where Southwest is the largest carrier in 23 of the top 25 travel markets in the U.S. These operational conditions forced daily changes to our flight schedule at a volume and magnitude that still has the tools our teams use to recover the airline operating at capacity,” the statement said. “This safety-first work is intentional, ongoing, and necessary to return to normal reliability, one that minimizes last-minute inconveniences. We anticipate additional changes with an already reduced level of flights as we approach the coming New Year holiday travel period. And we’re working to reach to Customers whose travel plans will change with specific information and their available options.”

The statement concluded by saying that they will work to make things right for those they have let down, including employees.

“With no concern higher than ultimate Safety, the People of Southwest share a goal to take care of each and every Customer. We recognize falling short and sincerely apologize,” the statement said.

Travelers can check Reid International’s flight arrivals and departures at this link. Airport officials continue to urge travelers to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the flight departure and to expect large crowds.