Published: Jan 02, 2014 5:48 AM EST
Updated: Jan 02, 2014 6:55 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Like so many others at the airport, Shayna Smith has a longer wait than expected.

"We are three hours delayed," said Smith.

Making her travel day difficult.

"It's hard because I have two little ones. A 3-month-old and a 3-year so trying to keep them occupied in the airport is going to be an interesting feat."

She said if it wasn't for the flight monitors, they'd have an even bigger headache.

"It's interesting because if we hadn't checked the monitors we would have been sitting at our gate and not been able to access the stores and everything," said Smith.

We saw dozens relying on those monitors Thursday, but there's even an app for that.

"On our ipads we have some apps that sometimes help us to tell them how long the delay will be, what they can expect," said Alice Oldford, with the Visitor Information desk.

"It says en route for this american airlines flight. that it was scheduled for 1025 and now scheduled to arrive at 11:44. that just helps people make a plan for their time," said Oldford.

For the Berman siblings, Wednesday night's cancellation, and Thursday's delay is putting strain on their time and money.

"Since it's going to be snowing and a lot colder than it is here, we are going to take a taxi back to our house which is kind of expensive," said Matthew Berman.