US Airways Whittles Away at Backlog19 March 2007
With the skies and runways clear, US Airways struggled to accommodate a backlog of weary travelers stranded at Philadelphia International Airport days after a paralyzing ice storm struck the Northeast.
But late Sunday, conditions began to ease. US Airways went from trying to find seats for 100,000 passengers systemwide, to 30- to 45-minute lines in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C., by the end of the day.
“The lines are down to what is normal for a holiday weekend,” said US Airways spokeswoman Andrea Rader.
The company hoped to be back to normal operations Monday, she said.