These airports could be affected during next month's solar eclipse

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FAA issues star eclipse recreation warnings

FAA issues star eclipse recreation warnings up of event 03:00

Air recreation was already expected to prime up adjacent week because of Spring Break, but Federal Aviation Administration officials said now until mid-April will beryllium progressively engaged owed to "the Great North American Eclipse."

Many Americans are readying connected flying connected April 8, nan time erstwhile nan U.S. will acquisition a full star eclipse that will way crossed nan entity from Texas to Maine. While immoderate eclipse chasers will beryllium heading toward states wherever nan afloat eclipse tin champion beryllium seen, others are timing flights successful bid to position nan arena successful nan air. 

The eclipse "will apt mean crowded parking tons astatine airports and agelong lines astatine information checkpoints," Marisa Garcia, a elder contributor astatine Forbes, told CBS News. 

"It's going to beryllium hectic but fun," she added. "Go pinch nan mindset that it's going to beryllium engaged and battalion ray and battalion carefully. Be diligent and pleasant pinch everyone."

Passengers connected nan time of nan eclipse should expect aerial postulation delays and an usually precocious number of drones successful nan skies, FAA Senior Technical Advisor Kevin Morris said successful an advisory video. 

According to nan FAA, these airports could spot delays connected April 8:

  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Chicago
  • Indianapolis
  • Boston
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Buffalo
  • Cleveland
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Memphis
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Burlington, Vermont

Garcia said American Airlines could spot nan biggest delays because Dallas-Fort Worth, nan airline's main hub, is squarely wrong nan eclipse's path of totality, wherever it tin beryllium seen successful full. 

Officials successful Erie, Pennsylvania, said they expect astir 250,000 group to flock to nan area for nan eclipse. Meanwhile, tourism for nan large arena is expected to bring $1 cardinal in  Texas

Khristopher J. Brooks


Khristopher J. Brooks is simply a newsman for CBS MoneyWatch. He antecedently worked arsenic a newsman for nan Omaha World-Herald, Newsday and nan Florida Times-Union. His reporting chiefly focuses connected nan U.S. lodging market, nan business of sports and bankruptcy.