Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now)
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) said today that it will take up to two weeks for them to fully restore operations in Chicago after Friday’s air traffic control center fire. My advice is to not book any connecting tickets via Chicago for the next couple of weeks—and if you have to fly to/from Chicago, try to stick to mainline flights and not regional jets. According to @AirlineFlyer, they’ve already canceled 118 ExpressJet, 89 Envoy Air and 76 SkyWest flights today! No matter what be sure to sign up for your airline’s flight alerts before heading to the airport. Here’s my list of them, as well as this delay map from the FAA.
More on the story from The New York Times and TravelMole:
- NY Times: After Fire, Chicago Flight Delays Bleed Into Third Day
- TravelMole: Two weeks before Chicago air traffic back to normal
AIRLINE CHANGE FEES POLICIES FOR CHICAGO
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