Flight cancellations pile up at Des Moines International

If you walked through Des Moines International Airport on Monday, you’d see people looking at flight schedules, realizing their trip, and many more running behind. “It’s frustrating, but that’s the way it is,” said Chanda Long, waiting on her flight to Florida. Roberto Uribe is one of the lucky ones. His flights are all on time as he travels to Texas. He was in Des Moines for a tournament. He says any delay or cancellation could have ruined his trip. “We would have missed our Airbnb, we would have missed check-in, even tournament registration…everything,” Uribe said. Kayla Kovarna of Des Moines International Airport says more and more people are passing through the airport every day. Cancellations are up slightly at Des Moines International Airport this month. In June of last year, there were 25 cancellations. There are 29 so far in June, but the problem is worse at major airports. They are seeing more cancellations for a number of reasons. “When you go online, there’s more chance of your trip being canceled,” Kovarna said. “It’s down to the staff and the weather. There’s always a risk of cancellation and passengers just need to be prepared.” and check with the gate agent for possible solutions. In some cases they may give you money for food, or even a hotel to stay. According to FlightAware, as of 4:37 p.m. Monday, more than 4,700 flights within, to or from the United States have been delayed. More than 800 have been cancelled. Also from Scott Carpenter: America’s top gymnasts compete for nationals in Des Moines

If you walked through Des Moines International Airport on Monday, you’d see people looking at flight schedules, realizing their trip, and many more are running late.

“It’s frustrating, but that’s the way it is,” Chanda Long said, waiting for her flight to Florida.

Roberto Uribe is one of the lucky ones. His flights are all on time as he travels to Texas. He was in Des Moines for a tournament. He says any delay or cancellation could have ruined his trip.

“We would have missed our Airbnb, we would have missed check-in, even tournament registration…everything,” Uribe said.

Kayla Kovarna of Des Moines International Airport says more and more people are passing through the airport every day.

Cancellations are up slightly at Des Moines International Airport this month.

In June of last year, there were 25 cancellations. There are 29 so far in June, but the problem is worse at major airports. They are seeing more cancellations for a number of reasons.

“When you go online, there’s more chance of your trip being canceled,” Kovarna said. “It’s down to the staff and the weather. There’s always a risk of cancellation and passengers just need to be prepared.”

Kovarna said to make sure you have the app for the airline you fly with for quick updates.

If your flight is cancelled, stay calm and check with the gate agent for possible solutions.

In some cases they may give you money for food, or even a hotel to stay.

According FlightAware, as of 4:37 p.m. Monday, more than 4,700 flights within, to or from the United States have been delayed. More than 800 have been cancelled.

Also from Scott Carpenter: America’s top gymnasts compete for nationals in Des Moines

Comments are closed.