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Weather Poses Problems at Boston's Logan Airport



    Weather poses problems at Boston's Logan Airport

    More than 100 flights were cancelled Thursday; officials urging travelers to check flight status before heading to airport (Published Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014)

    (NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Boston) - Thousands of flights were cancelled across the nation Thursday after yet another winter storm battered the region, bringing along heavy snow, ice, rain and gusty winds.

    At Boston's Logan airport, 31 percent of flights were cancelled Thursday, and departing flights averaged delays of well over an hour.

    Lake Westhoff says his flight back home to Seattle was cancelled.

    "My flight was supposed to go out two days ago and is now going out Sunday at 7 p.m.," he says.

    Westhoff spent the better part of the evening at Logan attempting to find a hotel room.

    Many at Logan were also trying to head to warmer climates, including a baseball team from the Lakes Region in New Hampshire.

    Jim Kurtz said they're heading to Vero Beach, Fla.

    "A little warmer," he said.

    Half the battle, however, Thursday was just getting to the airport.

    "The taxi was a half hour late, it probably took a half hour to get here from Beacon Hill," said Michael Greeley.

    Things not faring much better for Friday, when the Massachusetts school vacation week begins.

    Flights have already been cancelled at Logan, as well as Manchester, N.H., Bradley in Connecticut, and TF Green in Providence. There's also a handful of cancellations in Vermont and Maine.

    Logan Airport urges passengers to check the status of their flights with their individual airlines prior to leaving their home.