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Posted at 3:35 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Flying? Check with your airline.

By Washington Post Editors

[This post has been updated]

Crews at Washington's three major airports planned to continue working through the night Wednesday to ensure that runways are open Thursday morning.

Even so officials warned that widespsread cancellations would affect travelers intending to depart Dulles International, Baltimore-Washington International Marshall and Reagan National airports. Airlines had already canceled many flights and implemented travel waivers allowing passengers to rebook without penalties.

Airports officials were urging passengers to check the status of their flights with the airlines.

Rob Yingling, spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles and National, said snow teams were on standby to keep the runways at Dulles and National clear.

At BWI, crews planned to stay overnight to handle the snow, BWI spokeswoman Lynda Warehime said.

Here are some resources to use if you're flying over the next couple of days.

Airlines serving BWI
Airlines serving Dulles
Airlines serving Reagan National
The FAA's Flight Delay map

Airline advisories
AirTran Airways
American Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Frontier Airlines
JetBlue
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways
Virgin America

By Washington Post Editors  | January 26, 2011; 3:35 PM ET
Categories:  Airlines, Airports  
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Comments

This is an insult. Surely Dr. Gridlock knows that most airlines provide NO information about the likelihood of a flight actually occurring, often displaying "ON TIME" well after the flight has been delayed by an hour or more.

I expect more from the Post! On the ground reporting - are flights taking off or NOT???

And thanks for that list of phone numbers, but if I can read your website, I can probably call 411 as well.

Posted by: jfrels | January 26, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Dr. Gridlock - do you think flights will be back to normal by tomorrow night (8pm)? Thanks!

Posted by: wrobinson47 | January 26, 2011 11:43 AM | Report abuse

The federal government is closing early. Any idea whether Metro will be aware of this?

Posted by: getjiggly1 | January 26, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

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