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January 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Thousands of U.S. flights snarled by latest big storm

Atlanta’s airport – one of the busiest in the world – has extensive flight delays Wednesday after the winter storm that hammered the South with rare snow and ice. And Atlanta’s woes are rebounding through the U.S. air-travel system since it’s a busy national and international hub. Already almost 2,000 flights have been canceled Wednesday within…

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January 7, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Few flights canceled at Sea-Tac Tuesday, but don’t forget to check

A JetBlue plane taxis to a gate at Boston's Logan International Airport Monday. JetBlue canceled its flight from Boston to Seattle Tuesday, along with suspending operations overnight at some airports because of bad weather. (Associated Press photo by Charles Krupa)

A JetBlue plane taxis to a gate at Boston’s Logan International Airport Monday. JetBlue canceled its flight from Boston to Seattle Tuesday, along with suspending operations overnight at some airports because of bad weather. (Associated Press photo by Charles Krupa)

While cold weather continues to grip much of the nation, flight cancellations were few for travelers in and out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday.

A check of the airport’s website showed a half-dozen cancellations to or from Midwest and East Coast airports Tuesday. Southwest Airlines cancelled three flights, to and from Chicago. Jet Blue canceled a flight from Boston to Seattle, American canceled a flight from Chicago, and a United/Air Canada codeshare flight to Toronto was also grounded.

Monday, perhaps the worst recent day for travel, the airport had only 15 cancellations out of 850 scheduled flights, said Perry Cooper, airport spokesman. Sea-Tac has far more flights to and from West Coast destinations than to and from

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April 9, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Midwest storms may mire flights

Some 500 flights were canceled in Denver Tuesday morning as a snow-lashing storm moved across the nation’s midland, so expect ripple effects at Sea-Tac and airports across the nation. Temperatures in Denver plummeted from Monday’s 71 degrees to this morning’s low of 16, with a reported wind-chill effect of -14. Snow was lighter than expected…

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February 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Howling Midwest storm delaying flights, including from Sea-Tac

With the Midwest being battered by a snowstorm  – and thunder and lightning adding to the pain  – flights through St. Louis, Kansas City,  Chicago and other airports are being delayed or canceled. As of Thursday late morning, more than 600 flights had been canceled, according to FlightStats, thanks to what’s called Winter Storm Q. …

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