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Flights Resume at RDU International

Posted August 26, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Most flights in and out ofRaleigh Durham International Airportare back on schedule. Dozens of flights were cancelled Wednesday due to Hurricane Bonnie, causing a ripple effect nationwide.

Many airlines did not have aircraft stay overnight and therefore had to cancel some early morning flights.

It's recommended that all passengers arrive at the airport an hour before the scheduled departure time. With so many flights cancelled Wednesday, passengers are being rebooked. That takes extra time and means planes will be full.

Many people are calling airlines toll-free numbers to check on flight times. You may have trouble getting through, so be patient. The airlines say it's safe to assume your flight is on schedule.

  • American Airlines: 800-223-5436
  • Midway Airlines: 888-226-4392
  • United Airlines: 800-824-6200
  • US Airways: 800-943-5436
  • Northwest Airlines:800-441-1818
  • Delta:800-325-1999

    If you're making travel plans, the airlines ask that you keep the toll-free lines open for people checking on their flight status. The airlines suggest waiting a day or two if possible. You can also make reservations over the Internet or through a travel agent.