The storm forced Chris McLaughlin, a 22-year-old senior at Boston College from West Chester, Penn., to reschedule a medical school interview in Philadelphia, which means he has to make an extra trip home next month. He ended up flying home for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and all told, the change of plans will set him back about $200, he said."It killed me," he said of the financial impact of the storm, which also left his parents without power for eight days. "I think we were feeling we could loosen up a little bit (financially), but with Sandy and everything that happened, (people) feel like they can't."
Economy Makes For Tougher Thanksgiving Journeys
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