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Storm Causes Delays, Cancellations at Philly International Airport

Hundreds of flights affected by wintry weather

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    NBC10's Denise Nakano talks to travelers stuck in Philly International or recently arrived after delays caused by the wet weather Wednesday.

    With another winter storm hitting the area, scheduled air traffic was thrown into chaos Wednesday as delays at Philadelphia International Airport caused headaches as hundreds of travelers were grounded.

    The inclement weather and wind caused about 1,500 flight cancellations around the country and more than 200 cancellations between arrivals and departures at PHL.

    Arriving flights were delayed between three to four hours at one point in the early evening, according airport spokesperson Victoria Lupica.

    Later some flights had delays up to seven hours as the number of flight delays seemingly grew by the minute.

    Weather Brings Big Headache for Travelers

    [PHI] Weather Brings Big Headache for Travelers
    At least 150 flights were canceled and many delayed because of Wednesday's inclement weather. NBC10's Denise Nakano reports from Philly International Airport.

    Some arriving flights circled before landing.

    "We circled for more than a hour before we landed," said Sue Miller after arriving.

    Inside the ariport, the security check line was so long at one point that it stretched down the length of terminal D and around the corner to the bridge that leads to the parking structure.

    “I was surprised to see this long of a line,” said Cammie Smith of Louisville Kentucky. “But we’re really fast. We’re fast runners. Our flight is at 6:20 so hopefully they cut us some slack.”

    The airport suggests travelers or folks looking to pick someone up at the airport to contact the airline before leaving. Flight status can also be checked online or by calling 1-800-745-4283.

    You can also check the status of your flight by visiting the following websites.

    Philly International has a hospitality program that will help stranded passengers get mats, pillows and blankets. They also say the airlines help to find accommodations if you end up stranded in the city.

     


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