In the comments to my post about the driving conditions this morning, Brenda Marks wrote:
The roads are passable. What I don’t understand is why the city’s aviation department can’t get off their ___ and figure out a away to open Love Field to AIRPLANES. One runway may be clear, but the taxiways aren’t. So planes can’t fly. I’ve taken my beloved back and forth yet again today (same yesterday) while trying to get him on an aircraft to ABQ. Rebooked at 5 pm but so far nothing has been in the air. Why doesn’t the press go to Love Field and ask them what the __ is going on out there? This is a huge problem and story. Why isn’t the Dallas press covering it?
I’ve e-mailed and called Jose Torres, the media guy at Love. I’ll let you know what he says.
Update (2:32): From Torres: “Our longest runway has been open since 3 pm yesterday as well as taxiways leading to it. Each carrier or GA pilot makes their own decision if they want to go. One runway is open as well as the taxiways leading to it. The airport is open for incoming and departing flights. Pretty much as the freeways are open but some chose to stay home. Passengers may be wrongly upset at the airport. Airlines have the last word on safety.”