Travel delays could affect Super Bowl LVII, Waste Management Golf Tournament fans headed home Monday

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport officials say they expect about 180,000 passengers to pass through the airport on Monday – the day after the big game. Unfortunately, the chance for rain passes through too.

PHOENIX - Tens of thousands of people who traveled to Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl LVII enjoyed beautiful weather for the big game, but now it's time for people to pack the airport to catch flights back home.

All good things must come to an end.

A storm system that pushed onshore in California on Sunday is now spinning across the Four Corners region and bringing the risk of rain and snow to the region that could impact flights.


Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said they expect about 180,000 passengers to pass through the airport on Monday – the day after the big game. That's an increase of about 60,000 people from an average day, according to a report from FOX 10 Phoenix.

Forecast for Glendale, Arizona.
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Also heading to the airport are fans who flocked to Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Before the pandemic, the golf tournament had nearly 720,000 fans in attendance.

But fliers, beware. You may need to prepare for the possibility of flight delays or cancellations.

"To minimize your risk of flight delays, fly as early in the morning as you can, as early as 6 or 7 a.m.," said Dan Slagen, the CMO of

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Airports with current delays, cancelations

The current Misery Map.
(FOX Weather) provides information about some of the major airports across the country, including Phoenix, and shows passengers where the biggest issues are regarding flight delays or cancelations.

Passengers are advised to call ahead to make sure their flight is still scheduled and on time before heading to the airport.

Super Bowl LVII travel: Monday

A look at the national forecast on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.
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Nationwide, there aren't too many areas of concern regarding big weather events that could impact flights. However, a potent storm system spinning over the Four Corners region could lead to travel troubles for the thousands of people hoping to hop on a flight in Phoenix or Glendale and go home.

Expect plenty of sunshine in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast. For Philadelphia Eagles fans headed back east, temperatures will be mild, in the upper-50s. And for those of you headed back to Kansas City, the sun will shine down on the Super Bowl LVII champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Another potent storm system will be pushing into the Pacific Northwest, so expect some delays in places like Seattle.