Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:33 am

Travel Alert: Alaska Air cancels over 100 flights to Portland due to bad weather

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SEATTLE: Alaska Airlines has cancelled over 100 flights to Portland due to bad weather.

“As of 10 a.m., Horizon has canceled 60 flights and Alaska has canceled 41 flights into and out of Portland, Eugene, and Redmond Oregon for today. The weather has continued to evolve since last night with overnight accumulations of freezing rain in each of these cities. Conditions in Seattle have improved and freezing rain is no longer expected in the forecast,” the airline said.

Deicing is required in Portland, Eugene and Redmond, so cancellations in these locations were made to account for the time needed for this process.

“Safety remains the top priority. Flight cancellations were determined based on the weather forecasted across the region. This proactive measure was taken to help minimize customer impact,” it said.

Passengers are encouraged to check alaskaair.com or Alaska’s mobile app before heading to the airport to verify the status of their flight. A flexible travel policy is in place, so customers impacted by this weather event are able to rebook their flight online or apply for a refund online at alaskaair.com, without paying a change fee. As a result of the volume of cancellations, customers are advised to change their travel online, if possible.

 

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