Posted: Nov 9, 2009 5:54 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
Updated: Nov 9, 2009 5:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Ida is prompting some flight
cancellations at Louisiana's largest commercial airport.
An American Airlines spokeswoman says the carrier and regional
American Eagle have cancelled late Monday flights from Dallas,
Miami, Chicago and St. Louis into Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport due to expected stormy conditions.
Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the carriers did not want
aircraft sitting around overnight when conditions along the Gulf
Coast could deteriorate because of Ida.
As of Monday afternoon, she says more than three dozen flights
were expected to be cancelled late Monday and early Tuesday in Gulf
Coast communities the airlines serve.