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Posted at 8:16 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Fliers stranded at National Airport

By Washington Post Staff and Wire Reports

[This post has been updated]

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8:20 p.m. Update:

A storm that's dropped a few inches of snow on Washington has some passengers stranded at Reagan National Airport.

A spokeswoman for Delta says the airline has canceled its 15 remaining flights Thursday from Reagan.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman Courtney Mickalonis said Thursday that crews at Reagan and Dulles International Airport are working to clear the snow.

She said there have been many delays and cancellations, although flights have been taking off and landing all afternoon and evening.

Among those who were stranded on the tarmac for hours were Margret Daly of St. Petersburg, Fla., who traveled to Washington to bury her husband, a World War II veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

Mickalonis says if some people have to spend the night at the airport, staff will provide blankets.

-- Associated Press

Check with your airline to see if your travel plans may be affected.

Airlines serving BWI
Airlines serving Dulles
Airlines serving Reagan National

8:04 p.m. Update: Delays are currently being reported for flights into Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. Washington's airports are reporting normal operations, according to the FAA.

5:40 p.m. Update: Delays are currently being reported for flights into Atlanta and Philadelphia. Washington's airports are reporting normal operations, according to the FAA.

Original post: Airports officials are warning fliers to expect delays today as crews deal with snow moving through the region.

At Reagan National Airport, officials said a runway was temporarily closed so that crews could clear snow. However, officials said the airport is open and flights are operating.

The Federal Aviation Administration was reporting delays of up to 50 minutes for some flights arriving at National, with additional delays at Dulles and Philadelphia. Operations at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall airports were functioning normally.

Check with your airline to see if your travel plans may be affected.

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Airlines serving Dulles
Airlines serving Reagan National

By Washington Post Staff and Wire Reports  | December 16, 2010; 8:16 PM ET
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Comments

The B30 bus to BWI this afternoon was a disgrace. The 1:20 bus didn't show up at all, leaving a huge crowd to board the 2:00 bus. Even worse, the driver of the 2:00 bus cut off passengers from boarding and said that he was "behind schedule", departing while there was still empty space on the bus!

The next bus wasn't until 2:40, which left on time, but its arrival was delayed by 90 minutes due to the traffic on the BW Parkway. Numerous passengers on the bus were calling their airlines attempting to rebook, as they missed their flights while sitting in traffic on the bus.

How does one plan ahead for such a thing? When you show up at the bus stop before 2 PM, you don't expect to be waiting until 4:45 PM to get to the airport!

What ever happened to Metro's policy of adding buses to the B30 line when the crowd of passengers grew too great? The driver of the 2:00 bus clearly saw the situation that had developed, but he was indifferent or clueless.

Posted by: stuckman | December 16, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

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