Snow puts a dampener on Super Bowl flights

February 5th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Dallas, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of fans hoping to fly early to Dallas for the Super Bowl were left stranded when their flights were cancelled on Friday due to snowstorm. The storm has made it almost impossible to get planes in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The organizers of the Super Bowl are in a race against time to get things ready for the Super Bowl. Logistically, things have been put together but incessant snow and freezing temperatures are providing new challenge for the organizers.

Most of the flights cancelled were from American Airlines and its affiliate, American Eagle. The airliners announced that more that 300 of their inborn flights were cancelled by midmorning on Friday.

A spokesman for American Airlines, Tim Smith, assured Super Bowl fans that the airline is “putting extra effort to operate our flights in from Chicago today to keep the Super Bowl-oriented traffic moving.”

If the affected fans fail to get a flight to Dallas today, it will be particularly difficult to get flight to the venue because virtually all the flights after them are full.

The airport’s workers are now working on clearing the snow from the runway so that normal flights can resume.

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