Flight tracker: A whole lot of flights canceled at O’Hare, Halfway airports as Chicago winter snow storm forces cancellations

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Chicago (WLS) — A whole lot of flights have already been canceled Thursday morning because the winter snowstorm moved into the Chicago space on Thursday.

Passengers ought to anticipate storms to trigger extra flight issues and have an effect on the nation.

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O’Hare Airport has reported 507 flight cancellations as of 12:00pm, whereas Halfway Airport has reported 245 flight cancellations. Delays at each airports are reported to be lower than quarter-hour.

By 9:00 a.m., O’Hare was slammed into a protracted line of safety guards and passengers ready to be notified if they might go away city.

“Our flight was canceled at 8 this morning, so my husband is attempting to place us on one other flight, but when not, we’ll need to hire a automotive.” It’s tough as a result of it takes

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Kathy Pelka and her household headed west towards Orange County and watched the board all morning hoping they might go away quickly.

“We have been supposed to depart on Friday, however we now have up to date at the moment,” Pelka mentioned. “Now it is postponed to 11:45, so I hope I can get on the aircraft.”

Snowstorms are anticipated throughout the plains and Midwest to the East Coast, together with robust winds and sharp drops in temperature. Over 1,000 flights have been canceled nationwide.

Delays and cancellations solely add to the chaos of trip journey on the airport. Many passengers are doing their finest to climate this storm and be on time for his or her trip.

“That is why I pushed Flight,” mentioned traveler Abens Altidor. “I am from Iowa and so they had a climate downside.”

“We go away early now as a result of we do not have to fret about what is going to occur after we go away,” mentioned traveler Leonetsi Hardy. “I am proud of that…I will be house on the twenty eighth. That is what I am nervous about.”

Most airways now implement climate waivers. This implies you possibly can change flights at no cost when you’ve got versatile journey plans.

Prepare operations may even be affected. Amtrak has canceled service on dozens of routes, and Metra is adjusting its schedule as chilly and windy circumstances come.

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