Iowa airports are not reporting any major travel problems because of winter storms in the eastern United States. Pam Hinman, a spokeswoman for the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, says only a few flights have been canceled or delayed. But Hinman says problems at airports in other parts of the country can affect travelers everywhere.
“When they get behind like that and they have to find spaces for people who’ve been on flights that were canceled, it’s a domino effect,” Hinman said. “So, we’ll probably see some issues everywhere throughout the week.”
Des Moines Airport officials are also reporting only a few travel delays. But Des Moines Airport Duty Manager Scott Williams says Iowans could still experience travel problems elsewhere. “There are small delays going to Chicago and there may be issues with connections farther to the east, but out of Des Moines at this time things are pretty normal,” Williams said.
Hinman and Williams are predicting fuller flights the next few days as airlines try to re-board passengers stranded by the storms.