msnbc | February 09, 2013
>>> the storm is creating havoc for fliers. airlines cancelling more than 5,000 flights in the last couple of days before the storm began. nbc's rahema ellis is live at laguardia airport . how much of a ripple effect has this had in terms of travel nation-wide?
>> reporter: you can imagine this being a major airport in the country, when things don't happen here they don't happen in other places as well. we knew of some 40 flights even coming from london that were canceled as a result of the storm that was on its way here. people who had been trying to get here from other places, they weren't making it, either, because the airport was shut down. want to tell you one bit of good news we just saw on our monitor here that a flight from nashville has arrived. and so that's good news in terms of things starting to pick up. there are a couple of other flights that are still trying to go south and west of here. but word on the board now is that they're delayed. somebody might say oh, boy, that's bad news. but in a line where everything had been canceled, it is pretty good news to hear something's delayed. maybe they're going to get themselves up and going at some point before the afternoon is over. nowhere near normal here at the airport, alex. but it is getting better.
>> okay. well, we like the positive spin at the end there, thank you very much, nbc's rehema ellis.