No Flight Delays in El Paso as Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast


POSTED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 8:50am

UPDATED: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 8:56am

Hurricane Sandy continues to devastate several parts of the East Coast and the storm continues to impact flights as far as Los Angeles.

For most travelers at the El Paso International Airport, their biggest concern may be right there in their arms, including Zaide Passalacqa who is holding her son in her arms, "Yeah, my child, diapers, and formula," the Washington residents tells News Channel 9.

But for travelers coming to and from the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy may make it difficult to think of anything but the torrential weather. As of Monday morning, reports say as many as 7,500 flights have been cancelled nationwide.

Passengers like Frank Morrow flew right through the hurricane to get to El Paso, "A little bumpy because of Sandy," but hte turbulence has not affected the Florida resident, "but otherwise it was great," Morrow says.

Even though passengers like Zaide Passelqa will never meet eye-to-eye with the storm, she is hoping her family makes it back here ok. "Especially since I have a cousin and his girlfriend that are flying from Boston back here to El Paso. They're supposed to be here later this afternoon," Passelqa says.

Flights from ELP have not been delayed. However, traveling anywhere to or from the East Coast may be a little trickier. But passengers remain optimistic.

"I know the storm will hit pretty good, and I don't think there's going to be any problems... I hope anyway," Morrow says.

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