Southwest: Midway flights near normal after de-icing woes

Southwest flights try to make it out of the gate area

Thousands of travelers booked on Southwest Airlines flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport had to change their plans after the airline found out that it didn't have enough de-icing fluid-for the second time this winter. Evacuations slides were used to remove passengers and crew members from the plane, the airline said.

Heavy snows forced Southwest to use much more than the normal amount of glycol Sunday morning to remove ice and snow from planes that parked at the airport overnight, eating away at the carrier's supply, Anthony Gregory, vice president of ground operations and provisioning, said in an interview Monday. The incident was first reported around 7:30 p.m. Several people have sustained minor injuries. 139 passengers and 5 crew members.

'We have paused our service for the remainder of the day for the safety of our customers and crews, ' the airline said in a statement.

'Devastated' Gary Cahill responds to news of Ryan Mason's retirement
The Spurs boss said: "I remember very well how we found him the first day; sitting in the gym, head down and so sad". Mason playing for Hull City during the 2016-17 EPL season. "We've all been waiting (for news)".

In a statement, the airline said its employees in Orange County were "working diligently" to make accommodations for passengers. It was located in the auxiliary power unit, which is a small engine in the rear of the plane.

The airport later tweeted that a fire was believed to be in the auxiliary power unit.

Southwest Airlines Co said its operations mostly returned to normal at Chicago Midway Airport on Monday after the breakdown of one of its plane de-icing machines forced the cancellation of some 250 flights on Sunday.

Related News:

  • Julia Louis Dreyfus Shares First Photo After Surgery For Cancer

    Julia Louis Dreyfus Shares First Photo After Surgery For Cancer

    Louis-Dreyfus shared messages from her "glorious group of supportive and caring friends" on Twitter as she battled the disease. The Emmy Award-winning actress is slated to return to filming Veep in August just in time for its 2019 season premiere.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE

    Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE

    It is also the first-announced chip built on a leading-edge 7 nanometer FinFET process that will lead to better power efficiency. It supports Full Dimension Multi-Input Multi-Output (FD-MIMO), a Massive MIMO technology that is foundational to 5G NR networks.
    Liverpool Are Going To Make Porto Suffer- Roberto Firmino

    Liverpool Are Going To Make Porto Suffer- Roberto Firmino

    Joking to underline his point, Klopp added: "Only because I am a friendly person I answer the question, because we are in public. The Champions League clash game is available in most countries through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one.
  • Salon asks visitors to turn off their adblockers or start mining cryptocurrency

    Salon asks visitors to turn off their adblockers or start mining cryptocurrency

    Salon found a way to keep the customers happy by taking ads away as long as they're willing to mine some cryptocurrency for them. This is according to the site's FAQ page, which explains its new feature "Suppress Ads" as an alternative to ad blocking .
    NASA Monitoring Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster En Route To Mars

    NASA Monitoring Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster En Route To Mars

    The latter is based at Port Canaveral and returns Falcon 9 boosters to facilities near the port for post-launch checkouts. For that, it is building a new drone ship that will join two other SpaceX drone ships now floating on the Space Coast.
    Israel police say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must face corruption probe

    Israel police say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must face corruption probe

    Benjamin Netanyahu gave a defiant rebuttal of the allegations in a statement broadcast on Israeli television on Tuesday evening. Netanyahu can remain in office as the process Attorney General makes a decision to indict, which will likely take months .
  • Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink cancerous tumors

    Scientists have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink cancerous tumors

    Now, some scientists there think they may be closing in on medical applications for the technology. The sheet is saddled with an enzyme that makes clots in the blood vessels that feed the tumor.

    Moto E5 Play and ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite teased before official launch

    Asus launches three to four smartphones in its Zenfone series, so we can expect at least 3 models of the Zenfone 5 as well. Well, the post doesn't exactly mention the ZenFone 5 name, but the hints are enough for us to make an educated guess.
    Second Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA

    Second Federal Judge Blocks Move to End DACA

    Judge Garaufis said that was not a compelling argument, and said DACA is neither unconstitutional nor illegal. However, a recent court ruling has rendered that deadline meaningless.
  • Pakistan's army chief joins conference in Afghan capital

    Pakistan's army chief joins conference in Afghan capital

    But there were conflicting accounts of the drone attack from Pakistani intelligence officials and militant sources. Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah has appointed commander Mufti Noor Wali Wali as his new deputy, Khurassani added.
    Gay Canadian figure skater Eric Radford creates history at the Winter Olympics

    Gay Canadian figure skater Eric Radford creates history at the Winter Olympics

    He has since continued to build himself a large social media following with this witty postings and LGBTI advocacy. Canadian skater Eric Radford makes history by becoming the first openly gay athlete to win Winter Olympics gold.
    Chipotle's new CEO helped turn around Taco Bell

    Chipotle's new CEO helped turn around Taco Bell

    Before that, he was at sister brand Pizza Hut as vice president of strategy, chief marketing officer, and general manager. Niccol began his career at Procter & Gamble, serving in various brand management positions over the course of a decade.


Most liked

Amazon bought Blink in secret chip deal
Not much is known about the deal as Blink announced it in a December 21 blog post without revealing much more than the price tag. Amazon is also believed to be working on an AI chip for data centres for its cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services.

Airstrike injuries forced Baghdadi to cede control of Isis
Their assessment is based on reports from IS detainees and refugees in northern Syria that emerged months after the air strike. According to Al-Basri, al-Baghdadi is still alive and living in the Syrian Desert close to the Iraqi border.

Dutch Get a Chuckle From Assertion Skating is a Form of Transportation
Katie Couric talks about why The Netherlands is so good at speed skating as The Netherlands enters the stadium. Of course, we can also visit our famous skating rinks.

Cape Town residents rejoice over rainfall
On Tuesday, the predicted date for "Day Zero" was pushed back to June 4 after consumption cuts. There is a very real chance that Cape Town will simply run out of water.

Nelly Under Criminal Investigation For Alleged Sexual Assault In The UK
Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com: "These allegations arose after Ms". The alleged victim said she initially refused to report the incident to police, as she feared no one would believe her.

'Black Panther' Is Set To Make Some February Box Office History
What began as a project to take a small group of black youth to a movie has grown beyond Quentrel Provo's biggest expectations. Louis), the Weeknd , Future, Travis Scott, Khalid, 2 Chainz, Anderson.Paak, James Blake, Vince Staples and more .

Drama as snowboarder White claims landmark gold
But White told media last week that he had been working on those tricks and planned to try that combination in PyeongChang . White, James and Hirano will square off in the men's snowboarding halfpipe finals on Wednesday, when medals will be awarded.

Bomber sentenced to 2 life terms for Manhattan attack
The FBI took no action, he said. "I was never discriminated for my religion until I started following it", he said. A Bangladeshi driver detonated a bomb in a subway passageway, wounding himself and three other people in December.

Sky, BT Sport renew Premier League broadcasting rights
Sky have paid £3.579billion for their rights, with BT forking out £885million. BT will pay £9.2 million for each game, up from £7.6 million now.

HTC smartphone business president leaves sinking ship ahead of U12 launch
Over the past couple of years, he's been at the helm of HTC's switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants. Further, the reason for the resignation is mentioned as a " personal career plan ".

Mercedes Luxes Up The Maybach S-Class Even Further For 2019
WHEN IT comes to listing unlikely high-performance cars, the Mercedes-AMG G 63 has to be somewhere near the top of the contenders. It also offers AMG Ride Control which features adjustable damping, controlled via four driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.

Ash Wednesday: Christians begin the Lenten journey toward Easter
Enberg, who died in December at 82, was famous for using that expression whenever a spectacular or freakish play occurred. The Catholic Church and a few other Christian denominations observe the occasion in fasting, abstinence, and prayer .

White House Contradicts FBI Over Information On Rob Porter Controversy
Interim security clearances let officials start doing their jobs while waiting for full clearance. The timeline has raised questions about what White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew, and when.

Team USA Wins Figure Skating Team Event Bronze Medal
But I think we'll be more ready, ready to compete as much as necessary". "I'm feeling so happy", Anderson said. Ice dancers Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, were the only holdovers from that Sochi squad.

Ajax youngster names Arsenal & Man United among potential suitors
While comparisons between father and son will always be there, the current Dutch star is stylistically different to his dad. Arsenal , Tottenham , Chelsea or Manchester United are nice clubs where I can see myself playing in a few years.