Alaska Airlines, Horizon cancel some flights
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air canceled or delayed some flights Tuesday, citing treacherous road conditions and a snowstorm in Seattle...
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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air canceled or delayed some flights Tuesday, citing treacherous road conditions and a snowstorm in Seattle that prevented many employees from getting to work.
The Port of Seattle's website showed the airlines canceling flights between Seattle and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puerto Vallarta and Kelowna. The airlines were working to rebook passengers on the next available flights, said spokeswoman Bobbie Egan.
Passengers with reservations were advised to check alaskaair.com before going to the airport to find out the status of their flights.
Those whose flights were canceled are being offered refunds. Due to the weather, the airlines are offering anyone with a reservation to fly between last Monday and this Friday the option of rescheduling travel without a change fee (although tickets could be subject to higher fares). Travel must be completed on or before Dec. 14.
Alaska and Horizon also temporarily stopped accepting unaccompanied minors on flights in and out of Seattle and Fairbanks, Alaska. Many children fly to see parents or grandparents over the Thanksgiving holidays, but Egan said that "we simply want to make sure we're looking out for those unaccompanied minors so they aren't sitting in an airport longer than absolutely necessary."
Alaska and Horizon handle about 50 percent of the passenger traffic in and out of Sea-Tac.
Other airlines reported a few delays. American Airlines canceled a flight between Seattle and New York's JFK airport.
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