DIA is getting back to normal after snowstorm

Posted at 9:47 PM, Apr 17, 2016

Travelers with that weary look in their eye hoped to get a flight out of Denver after the recent snow storm canceled a whopping 852 flights Saturday. Those passengers made for a busy Sunday as they tried to rebook flights.

United Airlines canceled all 250 departures on Saturday during the height of the storm. The airline announced cancelations on Friday and began offering vouchers before the snow even started to fall. As the flakes continued to fall Sunday morning, United canceled 38 of its 370 scheduled departures.

JD Pyfer learned his Sunday morning flight to Chicago was canceled on Friday. He was supposed to leave at 8:15 a.m., but now he won't get into the Windy City until close to midnight.

"I was surprised that they had already canceled my Sunday morning flight on Friday afternoon," said Pyfer.

The airport as doing the best it could to catch up with all the rebooked flights, Heath Montgomery, spokesperson for DIA, said. That made for a busier airport than a typical Sunday, he added. 

The TSA also worked with airlines and the airport to make sure enough staff were on hand to accommodate the influx of travelers.


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