Hurricane Sandy Causes Problems for MU Homecoming Travelers

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2012 Oct 29, 2012 Monday, October 29 2012 Monday, October 29, 2012 9:45:00 AM CDT in News
By: Kasey Kershner

COLUMBIA - Hurricane Sandy has left many on the east coast stranded and unable to fly, but it also is creating problems for those hoping to travel east from Missouri.

Many airlines cancelled flights heading east Sunday and Monday from Kansas City International Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which has left those trying to get home after MU's homecoming weekend stuck in the midwest.  Eleven eastbound flights were delayed Sunday from the Lambert Airport, forcing passengers to reschedule flights. With 42 departures and 40 incoming flights already delayed in St. Louis for Monday, travelers are unsure of when they will be able to get home.

Ruth and Keith Fabes from Staten Island, NY came to Columbia with their 16-year-old daughter to visit their son for the MU homecoming celebration. They were suppose to fly out of Lambert Airport in St. Louis on Sunday evening, but were unable to do so due to cancelled flights to Newark Liberty International Airport.

"We did make a reservation to come from Columbia on Wednesday, but looking at what the storm is like right now, we have no idea if we will make it out on Wednesday or not," Keith Fabes said.

Kansas City International Airport also saw five flight cancellations and one delay on Sunday. It has cancelled 22 departing flights and 15 arrivals so far for Monday, and cancelled one flight on Tuesday due to the hurricane.

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