All Quiet at Midway Airport

No Southwest flights for 24 hours

By Angie Rosemond
|  Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM CDT
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All Quiet at Midway Airport

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Southwest Airlines hopes to start service to New York City's LaGuardia Airport next year.

Midway Airport was not its usual busy self today.

Perhaps that had something to do with Southwest Airlines cancelling all of its flights in and out of the South Side airport, about 140 flights.

Southwest makes up about 80 percent of the airport's traffic.

Not everyone was grounded, though. At least a few passengers were able to escape the airport and one way or another.

One woman who was stranded when her San Diego to St. Louis flight was held over in Chicago was trying to catch a bus that could take her the rest of the way.

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