- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A traveler who’s spending her entire day at a New York City airport still considers herself lucky.

Melody Martinez was heading home to Miami on Wednesday after visiting her mother in Harlem.

She went to LaGuardia Airport, hoping to get onto her 9:10 a.m. flight. It was cancelled and she was initially told she couldn’t get another flight until Thursday.

She says she’s “very relieved” that she finally got a seat for a flight at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Martinez has to get back to her job in retail. She also attends Florida International University.

Martinez says she’ll while away the hours on her laptop.

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