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Winter Weather

During winter weather many people try to determine a flight's status by finding out if the airport is "open" or "closed." This is the wrong approach.

When the airport is open flights are still canceled for other reasons, including: 1) weather conditions at airports you're flying to, 2) sometimes airlines cancel flights to avoid the high cost of winter operations, 3) ice build-up on a plane may prevent takeoff, even when the runways are ice free. This list could go on for several paragraphs, but you get the idea: flights are canceled for a lot of reasons.

The best way to determine flight status is to contact your airline. You can call the airline or visit the airline's website, but the very best way is to download the airline's app to your smart phone. Apps make it very easy to keep track of your flight; they'll even send text updates. You can find airline phone numbers and website information by clicking here. Please do not call the airport and ask to be connected to a local airline office. Local airline offices do not accept calls.

Be sure to bookmark this page. During Springfield winter weather it's updated on a daily basis.

The Flight Arrival and Flight Departure page on this web site may provide accurate information about flight status. However, the data on these pages comes from airline computer systems. Unfortunately, the data isn't always up to date.

If a flight is in the air, outbound or inbound from our airport, it's very easy to determine its status. Check out the Flight View Map. The data feeding this map comes directly from the Federal Aviation Administration. The only flights that show up on this map are the ones actually in the air.

Weather Conditions
at Connecting Airports

Atlanta International (ATL)

Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)

Denver International (DEN)

Dallas/Ft. Worth International (DFW)

Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

Las Vegas McCarran International — Harry Reid (LAS)

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Chicago O'Hare (ORD)

Phoenix-Mesa (AZA)

St. Pete–Clearwater International (PIE)

Orlando Sanford International (SFB)

Destin–Fort Walton Beach (VPS)


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