Sunday, January 20, 2013

Portland's fog diverts flights to Redmond, Oregon: Airbus also diverted due to mechanical woes; rental cars run out

Fog shrouded cars on Interstate 205 near Airport Way Saturday night, and ended up canceling some Redmond flights, diverting others from Portland

REDMOND, Ore. - It's not all that unusual during the winter for fog to cause some flight delays or cancellations at Redmond Airport, but Saturday night was a bit different story, as fog in Portland caused several planes to be diverted to Redmond instead, making for an unusually busy night at RDM.

At least five flights headed to Portland were diverted to Redmond. What's more, a United A320 Airbus flight from Chicago to Portland also was diverted to Redmond, not due to fog but mechanical problems, officials said.

Several flights into and out of Roberts Field (RDM) were canceled or delayed due to the Portland fog. You can track the latest flight status at

Rental cars were depleted at RDM because of people who chose to drive to Portland Saturday night. One reason may be that many Redmond hotels were booked with people in town for a major wrestling tournament.

Airlines were working with the other diverted passengers to make arrangements to complete their flights on Sunday. Sunday travelers should be sure to check the status of their flights with their airline.

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