Airport Delays

December 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on Airport Delays 

Airport Delays, Continental, Delta and United Airlines to prepare for disruptions severe winter weather this weekend.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will allow customers whose flight plans may be affected by the severe winter in the Midwest of the United States to modify their schedules to travel to Sunday, December 12.

United Airlines and Continental Airlines (NYSE: UAL) are permitted on passenger flights to or from the region, including Chicago and Cleveland, through 13 December to postpone if their flights are affected by weather.

The three airlines to inform passengers traveling through the Midwest to think of a diversion or defer their travel now to avoid the inconvenience of flight delays and cancellations.

Normally, such changes would be borne by rebooking but the airlines will waive this fee once, because of the foul weather that was expected.

Delta, Travel to the changed routes must begin by December 14, 2010, and changes to the original air ticket or destination could mean a fare increase. Any difference in airfares between the original ticket and the new one will be charged at the time of rebooking.

The areas most likely to be affected by weather include Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Customers whose flights are canceled may request a refund.

Delta proactively reduces flight schedules to and from affected airports to minimize delays during the storm, including its hub in Cincinnati, Detroit and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide the latest weather updates on its website.

Customers should check their flight status before arriving at the airport.

Delays and cancellations are possible within the Continental hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hub and the Kingdom at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Regular customers on flights to or from the affected area, including Cleveland and Chicago, may postpone their trip with a date or time change time through December 13.

If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the form of upfront payment may be requested.

Customers can also book a new reservation, change an existing reservation or check flight status by calling the numbers below. However, the quickest and most effective change travel plans is for passengers to visit the website of the airline that sold the ticket.

Telephone numbers: 800-525-0280 Reservations, Continental, Delta Air Lines +1-404-715-2554,
Reservations at 800-UNITED-1 USA.

Another way to receive the latest information on flight cancellations, gate changes and flight delays is a service of Continental TripAlert or service EasyUpdate Kingdom, both of which can transmit notifications passengers by phone, SMS or e- mail.

Minneapolis News

December 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on Minneapolis News 

Minneapolis News, MSP airport [Minneapolis Airport] was closed due to bad weather. Tracks have been hit with so much snow, due to a snowstorm that they could not erase the tracks enough to allow air traffic in or out.

The New York Giants is scheduled to have an away game in Minneapolis against the Vikings this Sunday. However, their flight from New York on Saturday, their flight was diverted to Kansas City.

The last hope is that the game will go ahead on Sunday, but may be delayed for a 1:00 pm kick off at 4:00 pm kick off.

For those who would like more information on scheduled flights that were due in or out of the Minneapolis please visit the following website airports – Information / all-flights.aspx

Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 12, 2010 by · Comments Off on Minneapolis Star Tribune 

Minneapolis Star Tribune, (AP) – The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared emergencies in the snow.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports declared a snow emergency at 10:20 on Saturday. This means that drivers can not park on the routes used by the snowplow from 21 am Saturday at 8 pm on Sunday, or until the streets have been plowed curb to curb.

Emergency Snow St. Paul begins at 9 pm on Saturday. That means no parking on streets marked as night plow roads. Parking restrictions on roads marked as the day begins plowing roads at 8 pm on Sunday.

More cities should declare snow emergencies with similar parking restrictions as the storm continues.

Information from: Star Tribune,

Copyright 2010 the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Atlanta Weather

October 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on Atlanta Weather 

Atlanta Weather, ATLANTA, Georgia – A tornado warning issued by the northeast Clayton County, in southern DeKalb County, Henry County Center, West Central Rockdale County has been canceled. Strong storms continue to push through other parts of North Georgia and Metro Atlanta.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for most of north Georgia and metro area. The watch is effective until 8 pm on Wednesday, meaning that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and near the watch area.

The following counties in Georgia are included in the tornado watch: Banks, Barrow, Butts, Carroll, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris , Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethrope, Paulding, Pike, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Taliaferro, Troup, Upson, Walton, Warren, and Wilkes.

Approaching thunderstorms west of Alabama, Georgia, near Interstate 20 on Wednesday afternoon, and another line of storms headed toward the northeast Georgia. Joanne Fox 5 Weather Authority Feldman said that some storms are making their way into northern Georgia, and just before the 11 storm caused a tornado warning in several counties. The warning expired at 11:15 am

Another warning for parts of Clayton, DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale County on Wednesday afternoon was canceled later. There were no reported tornadoes.

More storms are possible as the day continues on Wednesday that the cold front continues to push the west through Georgia. If you are in an area where they issued a tornado warning, which is recommended to go to an interior room in your home or a safe building and stay away from windows. Meteorologist Joanne Feldman reminds you to stay on the lowest floor of your home, and put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible.