Fog causes flight delays, cancellations at Lambert Airport

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Early-morning fog caused a headache for some people arriving to and departing from Lambert Airport on Wednesday, historically one of the largest travel days of the year.

Almost 44 million Americans were expected to travel 50 miles or more between Wednesday and Sunday.

Almost 100 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports were cancelled and more than 400 flights were delayed due to dense fog.

Lambert Airport averages 500 flights – 250 arrivals and 250 departures – a day.

As of 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, 22 departures and 21 arrivals either were either delayed or canceled.

Airport officials said they thought 50 flights, or about 10 percent of total flights, would be impacted by Wednesday’s fog.

Officials said all they can do is work with the airlines, passengers and just be patient.

“The best advice is to continue that contact or that communication with your airline agent through a website, through the airport’s website, or by phone to check the status of your flight so you’re not left waiting,” said Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea.

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