Winter weather cancels flights from Nashville to Kansas City

Posted at 9:56 AM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 07:51:52-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Weather has canceled five flights Friday from Nashville International Airport to Kansas City.

Employees from Southwest said all five flights were canceled. Flights to the city on Saturday were all almost entirely booked except for one flight on Saturday morning. The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

Icy conditions started causing problems early Friday morning at Kansas City International Airport. The airport closed due to the conditions, but not before one plane encountered some issues.

Delta Flight 1114 to Detroit carrying 129 passengers and crew slid off a taxiway just before 6:30 a.m. No one was hurt in the incident and buses were brought out to unload passengers from the plane.

BNA's President and CEO Doug Kreulen found some humor in the issue and sent the following tweet.

The tweet was met by some snarky comments from Kansas City Chiefs fans.

Flights on Sunday were open to be booked and could get fans into the city before the afternoon game. However, at least one man opted to drive to the city instead.

Craig Plattner was going to fly to the city for a family function, but said he has no choice to drive after no flights could accomodate his family of six.

"The earliest flight was going to get us in on noon on Sunday. The party is tomorrow. So, we are going to be driving this afternoon," he said.

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