Missing: Storm-driven chaos at airports

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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Missing: Storm-driven chaos at airports

Air carriers new early warning policy gives passengers chance to book options
The empty Delta Air Lines check in area Tuesday at the international airport in Barcelona, Spain, illustrates airlines’ new method of dealing with severe weather. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, airlines were getting the word out early through email and text messages so passengers would not be stranded at the airport.
People wait to do check in at Madrid Barajas T4 international airport, in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Superstorm Sandy affected travelers throughout the world, but airlines have learned from past storms, and many now realize news coverage of frustrated passengers trapped at airports is not good for business.
Travelers on Delta Airlines wait for flights Monday in Detroit. Dozens of departing flights have been canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. New airline policy to get the word out early about weather cancellations is helping their staff members, too. Early word on cancellations allows airlines to tell gate agents, baggage handlers and flight crews to stay home, too – keeping them fresh once they’re needed again.

Missing: Storm-driven chaos at airports

The empty Delta Air Lines check in area Tuesday at the international airport in Barcelona, Spain, illustrates airlines’ new method of dealing with severe weather. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, airlines were getting the word out early through email and text messages so passengers would not be stranded at the airport.
People wait to do check in at Madrid Barajas T4 international airport, in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Superstorm Sandy affected travelers throughout the world, but airlines have learned from past storms, and many now realize news coverage of frustrated passengers trapped at airports is not good for business.
Travelers on Delta Airlines wait for flights Monday in Detroit. Dozens of departing flights have been canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. New airline policy to get the word out early about weather cancellations is helping their staff members, too. Early word on cancellations allows airlines to tell gate agents, baggage handlers and flight crews to stay home, too – keeping them fresh once they’re needed again.
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