Local

Flights Resume Between Denver And New York Area

View Comments
An unidentified man reviews the arrival flights at Dulles International Airport October 30, 2012, as the end of Hurricane Sandy rolls through the Washington, DC area.   (credit: Paul J. Richards/GETTY IMAGES)

An unidentified man reviews the arrival flights at Dulles International Airport October 30, 2012, as the end of Hurricane Sandy rolls through the Washington, DC area. (credit: Paul J. Richards/GETTY IMAGES)

WEATHER HEADLINES
   
YOUREPORT
 
READ & WATCH

DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Flights have resumed between Denver and the New York area following Hurricane Sandy but travelers are being warned to check their flight status because of the backlog created by the storm.

Two of the largest airports serving New York — Newark and John F. Kennedy — reopened Wednesday but were operating on a limited basis. LaGuardia remains closed.

Hurricane Sandy canceled thousands of flights across the country over the past three days. Airlines positioned planes at airports around the country, including Denver International Airport, to escape the storm and to help resume flights after the reopening of East Coast airports.

Fewer than 50 flights were canceled at Denver’s airport on Wednesday.

Flights from other airports on the East Coast that opened Tuesday, including Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia seemed to be running smoothly on Wednesday.

airports affected map trans Flights Resume Between Denver And New York Area

(credit: CBS)

CBS4 caught up with a group from New Jersey that arrived in Denver for a convention.

“We were originally coming out of Newark, and they closed that. We had about four or five flights canceled, and then we booked into LaGuardia, and that closed because it flooded,” a woman said. “Then we were going to book into Philadelphia, and that was flooded. So we finally decided that we’d convince my ever-loving husband to drive us down to Baltimore, where we went from Baltimore to Atlanta; and from Atlanta to Denver.”

(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,467 other followers