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Winter Weather / Northeast / Air Travel / Durrant Interview #861775

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 17, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The trouble for airline passengers due to a winter storm noted; scenes shown of stranded people at airports in Philadelphia and Orlando. [Several PASSENGERS – react.] [Airport OFFICIAL – says we’re working as fast as we can.] Live interview held with US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant† about flight cancellations. [From Tempe, Arizona, voice of DURRANT – explains the challenges caused by the weather; says they have crew cancellations and they’re doing everything they can.] Statistics on passengers affected and cancelled flights cited.

(Studio: Rick Sanchez; New York: Michael Meenan) Passengers’ reactions to the delays and cancellations and the shortage of de-icing fluid discussed. [WOMAN – describes her 11-hour wait on the tarmac only to be told to deplane.]

(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The weather system responsible for the travel mess featured; maps shown.

(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Last Call question introduced.

Sanchez, Rick;
Meenan, Michael;
Jeras, Jacqui

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