1,000 flights canceled is making U.S. headlines this morning, as ABC News reported this Tuesday, March 5, that due to an expected giant snowstorm this afternoon and rest of the day in the Chicago area, almost 1,000 airline flights in local airports have been canceled.
Under the headline “Nearly 1,000 flights canceled at Chicago airports,” sources reported today that due to a dangerous winter storm forecast — quite possibly the strongest snowfall of the winter season this 2012-2013 year — Chicago airlines have canceled hundreds of flights. With up to 10 inches of snow expected, this seems to be a wise choice, for both time and safety issues of passengers.
The Chicago Department of Aviation announced this morning that over 770 flights were going to be canceled at O’Hare International Airport alone, while other airlines have canceled roughly 215 flights as well as Midway International Airport. While 1,000 fights canceled may be the case, the report noted that there weren’t any major delays found either.
Airport officials encourage any passengers this week to check their flight status as soon as possible with relevant Chicago airlines and the ten inches of snow warning with this final winter storm of the season.