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100 passengers still stuck in Philadelphia

Number down from 1,000 who were stranded by weekend's winter storms; most are flying with US Airways.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- About 100 passengers waited in the Philadelphia International Airport Monday to be re-booked on flights that were cancelled due to Friday's storm, airport spokeswoman Phyllis Van Istendal told CNN.

Winter storms buffeted the East Coast last weekend, forcing passengers to spend the night in the Philadelphia International Airport over the weekend, according to Van Istendal.

The number of stranded passengers dropped from 1,000 on Friday and Saturday nights, Van Istendal said.

US Airways (Charts) operates roughly 65 percent of the inbound and outbound flights at the airport, and most of the stranded passengers were US Airways passengers.

Even though the airfield has been clear since Sunday with good flying conditions, the backlog of stranded passengers forced the airport to provide hospitality to those who could not make it home this weekend.

JetBlue (Charts) Friday preemptively canceled all New York area flights to prevent such a backlog.

---CNN's Caleb Silver contributed to this report


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