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Travelers share their tales

By now, you've heard the news. An estimated quarter million travelers have been affected by American Airlines’ flight cancellations — about 3,100 of them since Tuesday, to be exact — across the country.
/ Source: msnbc.com

By now, you've heard the news.

An estimated quarter million travelers have been affected by American Airlines' flight cancellations — about 3,100 of them since Tuesday, to be exact — across the country.

The cancellations have led to displaced travelers, ruined leisure and business trips, shouting matches and a host of other headaches.

Read on for a selection of stories of msnbc.com readers being hit by the mess ...

Unhappy return

Maid of honor in distress

Memphis blues

Praying for mom

Fortunate travels

Late, but we made it

Thanks call center girl!

Family headache

Executives on the front lines

See you on the highways!

Where are my bags?

FAA flexes its muscle

No help from American

It could be worse

Flexibility helps

Marathon day

It pays to pay more

DIY traveler

Disappointed kids

No apologies, just excuses

Road trip

$550 down

60 hours of hell

Voice alert comes through

Cross your fingers!

Planes pushing 30

Four hours gone

Sharing clothes with my son

No warning

Denied at every turn

Blame American — up to a point

It's the FAA's fault

Bad weather my foot!

Enough flying for now

Frontier to the rescue

Fine end to a vacation

Luggage location

Happy 90th?

It's not all bad news