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Midwest winter storm affecting few flights at Sea-Tac

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
February 22, 2013 12:28 pm

A winter storm that swept through the Great Plains and into the upper Midwest brought airport delays at airports from Kansas City to Cleveland today.  But those delays had little effect on flights to and from those airports at Sea-Tac Airport.

Only one eastbound flight — a United Airlines flight to Denver — was canceled at Sea-Tac through early afternoon Friday.  A few flights from the East and Midwest were showing minor arrival delays, but none was canceled.

The storm is moving eastward.  It is expected to deliver another weekend of winter nastiness to cities such as New York and Boston that have already suffered through two major snow and ice storms in recent weeks, but airlines have yet to make the kinds of wholesale cancellations that have become the norm when air carriers expect airports may close.

The storm had brought big problems at several airports earlier Friday. FlightStats.com reports 357 arrival and departure cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, 59 at Kansas City, 56 in St. Louis and 35 in Cleveland.  Most flights from the West Coast -even those leaving in early morning — weren’t schedule to arrive at those airports until mid-afternoon when weather conditions were improving.

 

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