Winter storm prompts flight cancellations

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The threat of winter weather is causing a string of cancellations at Augusta Regional.

So far, all but two flights have been canceled. The website still shows Delta flight 5024 scheduled to come in at 12:42 PM. It also shows Delta flight 5556 scheduled to arrive at 10:43 p.m.

Most departures have been canceled too. However, Delta 5024 is showing it's delayed, now scheduled to depart at 1:20 p.m today. Delta flight 5297 still shows it will be departing at 5:45 a.m on January 29th.

To keep checking the status of flights in our area, go to flyags.com.

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines officials say more than 1,800 flights have been canceled ahead of a winter storm expected to pelt areas of the Southeast with sleet and snow.

Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton says 1,850 flights have been canceled system-wide Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. Of that number, Talton says 840 flights from Atlanta have been impacted.

The airline is offering travelers the opportunity to make one-time changes to their tickets without a fee if they're traveling through Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas and Texas. Delta officials expect service to be impacted between Jan. 28 and 29, and replacement tickets must be reissued by Feb. 1.

Customers are encouraged to check their flight's status online and sign up to receive notifications about their flight via email or text message.

Also, flyers can check Augusta Regional Airport's arrivals and departures online. Click here to go to the website.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press)


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