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Tracking Travel Delays on the InternetAired December 29, 2000 - 2:41 p.m. ET
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LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: You just want to cool it this weekend, because it's one of those kinds. It seems that patience is going to be more of a virtue than ever. With the latest on travel delays, let's check in with CNN's Ann Kellan, who's scanning the Internet now, and possible give us some help on a weekend like this -- Ann.
ANN KELLAN, CNN SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT: Well, Lou, I think the help is, if you are trying to make phone calls to the airlines, you might want to hang up the phone and go to the Internet if you possibly can, because that's probably where you are going to have the fastest access to what flights are doing.
We found a few site that you might want to check in on. This one here will give you sort of an overall look at all of the airports around the country.
You were showing snow, we were talking about snow in Chicago. Let's check in and see. All you have to do is click. It is at fly.faa.gov. There is a low ceiling of snow. There is traffic management program in effect. So delays, delays, delays. So that is something that we should keep in mind.
But you also want to get your friend's flight number, and then you can go to the specific airline's Web site, and log on the flight. We went to US Airways to check on this flight going into -- going from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. And it says it is supposed to have left on time, and that's good. But you want to check before you head to the airport to pick up the person.
Another interesting place to go is to track the flight in the air and see how it's doing. This is trip.com. That flight, you can see, is headed in the Midwest. It is flying over Phoenix, and it seems to be doing OK. That is sort of fun one, trip.com, and it is "flight tracker" that you would want to click on.
Another site that is good is cnn.com/airport. It's easy because you can just fill in the flight. We were checking out a flight, a United flight that was supposed to leave from Los Angeles to Philly and that supposedly left on time.
Another flight, Northwest, that is leaving out of Chicago, that's a snowy area. We wanted to know if it's leaving on time. It looks like it is at this point. But I would keep checking in, and go to various sites, just to make sure that all these different sites are updated before you go to the airport, and it will save a little time. Check out the Internet -- Lou.
WATERS: Heck of a good idea. Ann Kellan tracking the trackers today.
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