Severe weather delays create travel nightmare for Logan Airport passengers

Severe weather delays create travel nightmare for Logan Airport passengers

Travelers heading to or from Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday spent a significant amount of time either waiting on planes for a gate or waiting inside the airport terminal for their delayed flight to depart.Video from Sky 5 showed dozens of planes parked on Logan Airport taxiways, waiting for a gate for their arriving flights to park. The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what’s known as a traffic management program for arriving flights and was delaying departures for over an hour due to thunderstorms across parts of the Northeast. Latest FAA air traffic control delaysThe bulletin also cited Delta gate issues and surface congestion for the delays. Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 showed several inbound Delta flights diverting to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, flights bound for the New York City area airports were delayed between two and three hours due to weather.The combination of planes that could not depart due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving flights created a parking lot of planes across the airport. FlightRadar24 showed some planes that landed at the airport before 4 p.m. still waiting at gates after 7 p.m. Some passengers on board Delta flights said they were told a security incident was behind some of the delays, but Massport said that was not the case. “There is no security incident or evacuation at Boston Logan,” Massport said on social media. “The aircraft delays are due to weather in other parts of the country.””Weather challenges at airports across the northeast have caused congestion for both arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport,” a statement from Delta Air Lines said. “We apologize to customers for any inconvenience as Delta teams work with to get customers on their way as quickly and safely as possible.”

Travelers heading to or from Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday spent a significant amount of time either waiting on planes for a gate or waiting inside the airport terminal for their delayed flight to depart.

Video from Sky 5 showed dozens of planes parked on Logan Airport taxiways, waiting for a gate for their arriving flights to park.

The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what’s known as a traffic management program for arriving flights and was delaying departures for over an hour due to thunderstorms across parts of the Northeast.

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The bulletin also cited Delta gate issues and surface congestion for the delays.

Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 showed several inbound Delta flights diverting to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia.

Additionally, flights bound for the New York City area airports were delayed between two and three hours due to weather.

The combination of planes that could not depart due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving flights created a parking lot of planes across the airport.

FlightRadar24 showed some planes that landed at the airport before 4 p.m. still waiting at gates after 7 p.m.

Some passengers on board Delta flights said they were told a security incident was behind some of the delays, but Massport said that was not the case.

“There is no security incident or evacuation at Boston Logan,” Massport said on social media. “The aircraft delays are due to weather in other parts of the country.”

“Weather challenges at airports across the northeast [Thursday] have caused congestion for both arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport,” a statement from Delta Air Lines said. “We apologize to customers for any inconvenience as Delta teams work with [air traffic control] to get customers on their way as quickly and safely as possible.”

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