Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow grounds San Diego-D.C. flights

Several flights between San Diego and snowed-in WASHINGTON D,C, were cancelled today, according to United and Southwest airlines.

United, the sole airline that offers non-stop service between Lindbergh Field and Washington’s Dulles International Airport, cancelled two of three departures to San Diego from the airfield in Chantilly, Va., which reportedly received almost three feet of snow Friday and Saturday.

President Obama dubbed the storm “Snowmaggedon.” A third westbound United flight set to arrive in San Diego tonight remained tentatively scheduled.

Flights going the other direction, from San Diego to Dulles, continued today with only some delays. Officials are Dulles said they were running limited operations, mostly accepting arrivals.

Airlines pulled their planes from the airport before the storm, so few aircraft were available for departures. Southwest Airlines cancelled flights to and from Baltimore-Washinton International Airport, which remained completely closed.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was also closed.

City News Service wrote and edited this story.

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