While things are going fairly well at Philadelphia International Airport, given the 12 inches of snow on the ground, navigating the airport’s website will require some patience.
Spokesperson Victoria Lupica attributes that to limited bandwidth, which she says is being looked into.
Currently, the airport website is self-hosted, and doesn’t have the ability to increase bandwidth during peak operating hours like, say, during a snowstorm. While Lupica says the bandwidth is large, the influx of flight-checkers during a storm like today’s leads to general slowness of the site.
“We’re very proud of the fact that we remained open during the storm,” said Lupica, who notes the airport has free wifi, and customers can also call 1800-PHL-GATE to check flight info.
Those awaiting flights are hanging out in PHL’s restaurants, and likely doing some post-holiday shopping at the airport retailers.