Winter storm Hercules has hit the East Coast hard, wreaking havoc on the travel plans of thousands of people. 

Nationwide, more than 2,200 U.S. flights scheduled for Friday have been canceled so far, according to FlightAware.com.

There are few things in life more frustrating than being snowed in at the airport, and the stress of having to rebook your flight at the airport can be overwhelming.

For those facing never-ending flight delays or cancellations, here are a few travel tips to help you survive your airport incarceration.