Reno airline flight glitches on Christmas Day, but not as much as Christmas Eve

A Reno-Tahoe International Airport flight board show s flight status.
A Reno-Tahoe International Airport flight board show s flight status.(Daniel Pyke/KOLO)
Published: Dec. 24, 2022 at 10:46 AM PST|Updated: Dec. 25, 2022 at 11:33 AM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -CHRISTMAS DAY: Holiday traffic seems to be flowing more smoothly on Christmas Day at Reno-Tahoe International Airport than on Christmas Eve.

As of 11 a.m., two flights arrived more than 20 minutes late in Reno and eight more were scheduled to arrive at least a half hour late later on Sunday. There was one cancellation for both arrival and departure, on Southwest Airlines.

There are seven flights delayed at least a half hour on Christmas Day.

FlightAware reported 33 flights delayed Saturday out of the Reno airport compared to 25 on Sunday. There were 14 canceled flights at the Reno airport Saturday compared to seven on Sunday.

FlightAware reports 11,363 flights delayed on Sunday in the United States compared to 18,966 flights on Saturday.

ORIGINAL STORY: The weather is clear at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Christmas Eve, but storms and winds in other parts of the country affect its flights.

As of 10 a.m., 13 flights had delays ranging from a half hour to several hours. An Alaskan Airlines flight from Portland that was supposed to land at 8:43 a.m was postponed to 1:18 p.m.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix that was supposed to arrive at 10:10 a.m. was the only cancellation of the day as of 10 a.m.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Reno to Long Beach at 10:55 a.m. was canceled, as was a 9 a.m. American Airlines flight to Phoenix. As of 10 a.m., 13 departures from Reno were also delayed.

The flight traffic website FlightAware reports 10,000 U.S. flights have been canceled since Wednesday.