Travelers Still Stranded as Airports Struggle With Snow

Flights slowly resume, but some could be stuck days
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2010 7:39 AM CST
Travelers Still Stranded as Airports Struggle With Snow
Snow removal crews work to clear runways at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – The Northeast struggled for the second day to dig itself out from the weekend’s blizzard today, as travelers around the country cursed the snow. Though all three major New York airports have begun accepting flights again, the three have amongst them canceled a total of almost 1,500 flights, the Wall Street Journal reports. Finding seats for all those displaced passengers is a daunting task—some may have to wait days.

Even now, flights haven’t fully resumed, because airports are still plowing the gates, and airlines are scrambling to get flight crews in place. Many were left camping out in the airport. “Business class, first class, everyone was on the floor all night,” complained one Queens woman. Philadelphia International Airport and Washington's Dulles remained open, but under federal “traffic management” because high winds continue to cause rampant delays. (Read more blizzard stories.)

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