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RDU Officials Handle Backlog Of Stranded Passengers

Posted February 18, 2003

— While some flights are arriving and departing from

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

, some passengers remain stranded.

Many airports across the Northeast have resumed operations, and airport officials are trying to handle the backlog of passengers and get them to their destinations.

Some travelers are just taking the travel delays and cancellations in stride.

"It's an experience. There's no need to get upset. You can't do anything about it," traveler Charles Pierce said on Monday.

Travelers at Charlotte Douglas International also had their share of problems.

Officials with US Airways, which operates the airport's biggest hub, said they canceled more than 900 flights systemwide over the past two days, which kept many people sleeping overnight at the airport.

The Red Cross provided cots and blankets so weary travelers did not have to camp out on the floor.

Travelers are asked to call their airline to check on weather delays and cancellations before heading to the airport.


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