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Airline passengers transfer up flights to beat storm – KCCI Des Moines


Airline passengers transfer up flights to beat storm

The vast majority of flights from Des Moines Wednesday left on time with only a few cancelations. It’s a completely different story on Thursday.



KCCI 8 NEWS. IOWA’S NEWS LEADER. THERE AREN’T JUST POTENTIAL PROBLEMS ON THE ROADS. SOME HOLIDAY TRAVELERS ARE FRANTICALLY TRYING TO FLY OUT OF DES MOINES WHILE THEY STILL CAN. A FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS FOR TOMORROW ARE STARTING TO ADD UP. KCCI IS ANDREW MOLLENBECK IS LIVE AT THE DES MOINES AIRPORT WHERE THE SECURITY LINE HAS BEEN LONG ALL DAY. ANDREW, GOOD EVENING, STEVE AND STACY. AND ONE OF THE REASONS PASSENGERS ARE TRYING TO CATCH AN EARLIER FLIGHT OUT IS TO BEAT THIS STORM. THERE ARE STILL EIGHT MORE FLIGHTS OUT OF DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TONIGHT. AND FOR THE MOMENT, THEY’RE PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING ON TIME. THESE BAGS ARE BOUND FOR WARMER WEATHER AND THEY’LL LIKELY ARRIVE WITH PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THE PASSENGERS FLYING OUT WEDNESDAY MAY BE THE LAST ONES TO COMFORTABLE. THEY ARRIVE BEFORE THE HOLIDAY AND MANY MOVED UP THEIR FLIGHTS TO GET AHEAD OF THE STORM. WE ARE FOLLOWING IT CLOSELY. PLANNING TO LEAVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, BUT BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, WE WERE ABLE TO CHANGE OUR FLIGHTS TO WEDNESDAY, THANKFULLY, TO GET OUT BEFORE THE STORM HITS. IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT YOU WOULDN’T HAVE MADE YOUR TRIP, RIGHT? YEAH, WE THINK IT’S PRETTY LIKELY. JUST HEADED BACK HOME. NICK DIVINO CUT A FLIGHT TO FLORIDA, BUT HIS COWORKERS WEREN’T SO LUCKY. A LOT OF MY COWORKERS HAD THEIR FLIGHTS CANCELED. ALL, IN FACT, THE GUY WHO JUST DROPPED ME OFF. HE HAD TO USE ONE OF OUR COMPANY TRUCKS TO DRIVE BACK TO TEXAS. SO FAR, ALLEGIANT HAS CANCELED AT LEAST EIGHT FLIGHTS OUT OF DES MOINES THURSDAY, INCLUDING FLIGHTS TO SAN DIEGO, ORLANDO, LAS VEGAS AND NEW YORK. IT CANCELED THOSE TRIPS BEFORE THE SNOW STARTED TO FALL OR PASSENGERS BEGAN TO ARRIVE IN THE STRESS OF HOLIDAY TRAVEL. DENNIS GRAVES TRIES TO ADD SOME CALM AND CHEER. MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY. MERRY CHRISTMAS. THIS GUY CAP HAS BEEN DRESSING UP AS SANTA. MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR EIGHT YEARS. BY WHICH PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS TO THE GATES KEEP PEOPLE OFF PLANES. AND PEOPLE JUST LOVE IT. THE KIDS LOVE IT. THE OLDER PEOPLE LOVE IT, TOO. I’VE HAD PICTURES TAKEN ABOUT 30 TIMES ALREADY IN THE LAST THREE DAYS. ANOTHER VISUAL DIFFERENCE AT THE AIRPORT IS THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO WEAR MASKS THAN IN RECENT MONTHS. SUSAN HARRIS IS GETTING TOGETHER WITH FAMILY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., JUST TRYING TO AIR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION. THERE’S JUST A LOT GOING AROUND AND BEING IN A PLACE WHERE I KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT NOT KNOWING, YOU KNOW, WHAT WHERE THEY’RE FROM AND WHAT THEIR STORIES ARE. I JUST FELT SAFER HAVING IT ON FOR THE AIRPORT AND ON OUR FLIGHT. NOW, FOR THE MOMENT, A LOT OF THE FLIGHTS FOR TOMORROW ARE SHOWING ON TIME, BUT IT WOULD BE WISE TO CHECK THAT STATUS AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING. WE’RE LIVE AT THE AIRPORT. ANDR

Airline passengers transfer up flights to beat storm

The vast majority of flights from Des Moines Wednesday left on time with only a few cancelations. It’s a completely different story on Thursday.

The safety checkpoint was lengthy on the Des Moines Worldwide Airport Wednesday, however passengers weren’t about to complain, as they caught the ultimate flights out earlier than the winter storm.The vast majority of flights left on time with only a few cancelations. Cancelations on Thursday, nevertheless, are already including up. To beat the storm, many passengers took an earlier flight out than that they had initially booked. “We have been planning to depart Thursday afternoon, however due to the climate we have been in a position to change our flights to Wednesday, fortunately, to get out earlier than the storm hits,” mentioned Wade Nasheim.Nick Demaio was in Des Moines for work, and his flight out Wednesday turned out to be a break in contrast along with his coworkers. “Loads of my coworkers had their flights canceled,” he mentioned. “Actually, the man who simply dropped me off had to make use of certainly one of our firm vehicles to drive again to Texas.”As of Wednesday afternoon, Allegiant had canceled at the very least eight flights departing Des Moines Thursday.Different carriers had not posted as many cancelations previous to the storm, however the standing may nonetheless change by the scheduled departure.

The safety checkpoint was lengthy on the Des Moines Worldwide Airport Wednesday, however passengers weren’t about to complain, as they caught the ultimate flights out earlier than the winter storm.

The vast majority of flights left on time with only a few cancelations. Cancelations on Thursday, nevertheless, are already including up.

To beat the storm, many passengers took an earlier flight out than that they had initially booked.

“We have been planning to depart Thursday afternoon, however due to the climate we have been in a position to change our flights to Wednesday, fortunately, to get out earlier than the storm hits,” mentioned Wade Nasheim.

Nick Demaio was in Des Moines for work, and his flight out Wednesday turned out to be a break in contrast along with his coworkers.

“Loads of my coworkers had their flights canceled,” he mentioned. “Actually, the man who simply dropped me off had to make use of certainly one of our firm vehicles to drive again to Texas.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, Allegiant had canceled at the very least eight flights departing Des Moines Thursday.

Different carriers had not posted as many cancelations previous to the storm, however the standing may nonetheless change by the scheduled departure.

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