As of February 28, dangerous winter weather conditions brought on the cancellation of about 1,000 flights from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, following levels of sleet that frosted the roads and warranted an advisory of caution in weather reports. According to flightaware.com, cancellations were up to 516 in flights intended to leave the airport and 535 in flights with Dallas-Fort Worth as their destination by the end of the day. Thus far, as of Sunday morning, the numbers have decreased to below half of those. The situation has extended on from Friday, where Flight Aware displays that the numbers went up from over 600 cancelled flights.
USA today states that the airport provided pillows and blankets for delayed passengers and kept concession stands open after hours in support of the harrowing time that WFAA-TV interviewee Katie Kacarab called “extremely frustrating.” She went on to point out the long waits that she and other passengers had to go through, initially to board the plane, and then to find other flights that were continuously delayed or cancelled.
Is there an end in the near future? Meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad says conditions will improve as the temperature rises over the next few days.