Saints fly to Philly for playoff game

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Posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 6:41 PM

Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
Email: mfarris@wwltv.com | Twitter: @megfarriswwl

KENNER, La. -- The winter weather in the northeast has been causing flight delays and cancellations all day. In fact, flights to Philadelphia were among those impacted.

An airport spokeswoman said things are beginning to get back to normal.

Morning travelers were met with cancel and delay postings for flights headed on the same path as the snowy nor'easter -- New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

"They asked if there were any volunteers to give up their seats on their flights and then wait and get a voucher for a flight at a different time," said one flyer.

But my mid-afternoon, when the Saints charter flight at arrived at Atlantic Aviation, there was clearance to stay on schedule for wheels up at 3 p.m.

Players, coaches, staff and special friends arrived ready to go to work at 2 p.m. The last player to arrive, at 2:58 p.m., was quarterback Drew Brees. One Saints staff members said that's because he had additional, down-to-the-wire practice obligations.

Both the charter area and the main terminal were also packed with Oklahoma fans. Departing all day, tired but happy.

"We're heading back to Oklahoma City through Atlanta," said one Oklahoma fan. "So far it's on time. No problems."

The Saints are expected to land in Philly at 5:30 p.m.

 

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