Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is fully operational after the Thursday storm that resulted in Airlinces cancelling more than 300 flights to and from STL. Airlines will work Friday to return to normal operations while trying to accomodate their passengers who were affected by Thursday's flight cancellations.
As of 7:30 a.m. Friday:
Due to winter storm conditions on area roads there are long delays for taxi service and area bus shuttles. Service will remain limited until road conditions improve. Hotel shuttles are also operating but service may be delayed.
Travelers are being urged to use MetroLink train if they have destinations for downtown St. Louis or other stops along the MetroLink route.
As of 2:45 p.m. there have been 169 arriving and 157 departing flights cancelled through midnight Thursday evening. Lambert usually has nearly 500 flight operations on a typical day.
The Airport remains open and runways are operational. There is still some flight activity that has yet to be cancelled from a few airlines. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US Airways and United have all cancelled their flights for the rest of the day.
The Airport remains open with full restaurant, bar and concession services for both terminals. Airport crews continue to clear snow from runways, taxiways, ramps on the airfield. Crews are continuing to clear snow on roadways, parking surfaces and pedestrian areas as well.
Southwest Airlines is the latest to cancel all remaing flights on its schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
As of 2:30 p.m. Lambert airlines have cancelled 167 arriving flights and 156 departures through late Thursday evening. American and United Airlines have announced that any flights prior to 8 a.m. on Friday, February 22 are also cancelled. Any additional decisions on cancellations by the airlines will be made later tonight after the storm moves out of the St. Louis area.
Lambert Airport remains open and crews continue to keep runways, taxiways and ramp areas operational. Delta Airlines is still operating some flights this afternoon but conditions could still change and lead to additional cancellations.
Airport operations in all concourses remain open including restaurants and some stores. Restaurants are still operational in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 as well.
St. Louis travelers with tickets for Friday and beyond should continue to follow flight status directly with their airlines for the latest information. Most airlines are relaxing their flight change policies because of the winter storm.
US Airways has cancelled all remaining flights into or out of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for Thursday, February 21 as a result of the storm.
This is in addition to remaining flight schedules for American Airlines and United Airlines that will go into effect at 2 p.m.
As of 1:15 p.m. there have been 138 arriving flights and 128 departing flights cancelled, which is more than half of a typical day's schedule (500 flights) at Lambert.
The Airport remains open and there are still scheduled flights departing and arriving at Lambert. Ticketed passengers or those picking up passengers are urged to contact their airlines for the latest flight status or check Lambert's flight information page here.
New Update Info: flight cancellation totals and American Airlines announcement.
As of 12:30 p.m. Airlines have cancelled a total of 121 Arriving Flights and 109 Departing Flights for Thursday, Feb. 21. These are flights through midnight tonight.
American Airlines has announced it will be cancelling all remaining flights in and out of Lambert after 2 p.m. today. In addition, Arriving and Departing Flights before 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 are also being cancelled by American Airlines. United Airlines has also announced a similar timeline for their cancellations...from 2 p.m. through 8 a.m. Friday.
The Airport remains open as well as all runways. Lambert Airfield crews are actively clearing runways, taxiways and ramp areas through this storm. Airport crews are also treating all roadways and pedestrian areas around the Airport.
Anybody with flight reservations for Thursday or Friday are urged to contct their airlines directly for the latest status updates on their flights. Those picking up passengers at Lambert on Thursday or Friday should also call ahead or check flight status on Airport's flight status page here.
As of 11:30 a.m. Lambert Airlines are reporting that a total of 95 departing flights and 86 arriving flights have been cancelled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. These are flights through midnight Thursday. During a typical day, Lambert has nearly 500 arriving and departing flights on 11 air carriers. The Airprt remains open. All runways are open.
Airline are de-icing aircraft for departing flights with snow and some sleet that started at Lambert after 10 a.m. this morning.
United Airlines and Air Canada is reporting that it is cancelling all arrivals and departures through Lambert after 2 p.m. Thursday. In addition, all morning departures before 8 a.m. on Friday, February 21 have also been cancelled. The airline says it is offering travel waivers for those customers affected by weather and cancellations.
Winter Storm Update: Thursday, February 21, 8:30 a.m.
A winter storm warning for the St. Louis area in addition to winter weather across the midwest has forced dozens of cancellations at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
As of 8:30 a.m., Lambert Airlines have cancelled 45 arriving flights and 44 Departures. Airlines operate nearly 500 flights in and out of St. Louis on a typical day.
Those who are travelling out of St. Louis today should contact their airline for the latest updates. Arriving flights are affected as well so visitors with plans to pick up passengers should also get updates to see if flights have been cancelled. For the latest flight information, click here.
A traditional African Kufi is just one of the many hats and head-coverings highlighted in Lambert’s new exhibit by the Griot Museum of Black History.
There’s wild and colorful hats, subdued hats, ancient hats and old-fashioned hip hats. And they’re all part of African-American history now on display in Lambert’s Terminal 1 Meeting Place Gallery. The Griot Museum of Black History is showcasing "Crowning Glory," an exhibit with nearly 50 hats and headcoverings from traditional Africa to more contemporary styles seen on Sunday in area churches. The brightest and boldest hats are in the "Evolution of Church Hat" cases, with many hats coming from area citizens. The Griot documents the stories behind the hats, including the history and impact of the Millinery Industry on St. Louis that includes a profile of the Levine Hat Company. The exhibit is open to the public and runs through May.
The Airport and the Griot Museum will host an opening reception for the exhibit on Wednesday, February 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibit is located at the Meeting Place Gallery in Terminal 1 Bag Claim.
The exhibit explores four main themes with more than 50 hats and head-coverings and other artifacts from The Griot's collections and private citizens. One case focuses on traditional African head coverings, including ceremonial masks to traditional Zulu headwear worn by married women, called Isicholos. A major focus of the exhibit, “Evolution of the Church Hat,” shows a wonderful display of women’s hats typically worn just for Sunday services. The hats range in styles from a subdued black straw hat from the 1920s to larger, more elaborate and attention-getting headwear, like a bright green feather hat. The exhibit also details the amazing Millinery history in St. Louis in a showcase called “Hats in the Lou.” The Levine Hat Company, which manufactured and sold popular men’s hats like the Knox and the "Zoot Suite" hat, is also prominently featured. The company had deep connections to the St. Louis African-American community since it opened for business in 1903.
The Griot Museum of Black history opened in 1997 with a mission to create a community of life-long learners who explore, discover, experience and embrace the region’s rich and enduring African-American heritage. “Crowning Glory” is curated by Lois D. Conley, Founding Executive Director and James A. Vincent, historian.
The “Crowning Glory” exhibit is accessible to all Airport visitors. The exhibit is sponsored by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport with support from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. The exhibit runs through May, 2013.
The Jim Stevens Duo belted out some jazz hits for Mardi Gras Day at Lambert.
Lambert’s new stage in Terminal 1 finally got some entertainment attention with Mardi Gras Day. The first musicians to hit the stage Friday were part of the Jim Stevens Duo who played well known hits for passengers, visitors and employees. Music fans could also watch the performance from the Ticketing Lobby through the new atrium between the lower and upper levels. Mardi Gras Day featured four jazz bands for the day, both in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The Airport also welcomed dozens of volunteers from the Convention and Visitors Commission. They handed out Mardi Gras Beads to arriving passengers and others throughout the day.
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