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St. Louis Air Traffic Returning to Normal After Storm

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Many people compare travel insurance in case of delays at the airport.  Over the weekend, a tornado stormed through St. Louis damaging hundreds of homes and the airport.  Flights have been delayed and cancelled over the weekend, but air traffic is making a quick recovery.  A recent article from CNN provided more details.

Flights resumed Sunday at the main airport in St. Louis after a tornado struck, knocking out power, shattering windows and sending passengers scrambling for cover from falling debris.

A handful of incoming flights touched down at Lambert-St. Louis Airport Saturday night for the first time after the powerful tornado hit Friday night. Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said Sunday morning that outgoing flights had resumed and were running on schedule.

Airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge told reporters the airport’s goal was to reach 70% of operations Sunday, and “I think we’re there.”

She said Southwest Airlines reported they are at 100% operation with no cancellations at the airport. Carriers on the airport’s A Concourse were at about 80%, she said.

Travel insurance can help travelers recoup their losses during such a situation.

Trip cancellation and interruption helps travelers recoup lost trip costs if the trip is scrapped or ends early.  This could be for airline delays, damaged accommodations or mandatory evacuations.

Travelers who are stranded because of delayed flights can be reimbursed for food and hotel by travel delay coverage.

Missed connection covers the additional transportation costs to catch up to the trip.

There are normally conditions that must be met in order for coverage to apply.  Always compare plans closely and refer to the certificate of insurance for details.

Source: Air traffic resumes at tornado-hit St. Louis airport