CHICAGO (CBS) — Airlines have canceled nearly 200 flights at O’Hare and Midway airports on Monday, a day after a snowstorm canceled more than 1,000 flights.
Snow fell virtually all day on Sunday across the Chicago area, dumping up to 8.5 inches in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, 5.4 inches fell at O’Hare International Airport and 4.4 inches fell at Midway.
On Sunday, airlines canceled at least 978 flights at O’Hare, and 148 at Midway.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, airlines had canceled another 197 flights at O’Hare, and 5 at Midway, with delays at both airports averaging less than 15 minutes.
Patrice DeCorrevont was flying to Denver on Monday, after her Sunday flight was cancelled.
“I was here for about two to three hours. It kept getting delayed, then they finally cancelled it, and then I got to go home,” DeCorrevont said. “A lot of people didn’t get to go home, so at least I’m lucky for that.”
Jesse Heath said he was at O’Hare for six to eight hours on Sunday before he was finally told his flight was cancelled. He was back at O’Hare on Monday morning, trying to get another flight.
“I’ve never been cancelled out on a flight, or anything, and then I was like, ‘why did they send me to Chicago?’ because you guys are always in the news for cancelled flights,” Heath said.
Heath said he thinks all the cancelled flights were unnecessary.
“I flew from Ukraine. This wasn’t a storm or anything. I was just kind of laughing,” he said.
If you’re headed to the airport Monday morning, check with your airline to verify your flight status before you leave.