Steelers Fans Stay Positive Despite Some Flight Delays

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hundreds of Steelers fans packed downtown Pittsburgh Thursday for a pep rally ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, and today the rally moved to Pittsburgh International Airport.

The Allegheny County Airport Authority and AIRMALL hosted the event to send fans off to Dallas for the game.

The festivities started in the morning and ran through noon at the Airside Terminal with live music, lots of black and gold, and Steelers merchandise.

“It is Black and Gold Day at Pittsburgh International Airport,” JoAnn Jenny, the communications director at the airport, said in a press release. “The airport and airline employees are pretty pumped up about the game.”

However, due to the winter weather that is hitting Texas, some flights were delayed.

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KDKA's Ross Guidotti sent this image of the snowy scene from Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Ross Guidotti/KDKA)

“The earlier flights are delayed a little bit longer, but everyone’s still in good spirits,” said Steelers fan John Nigro. “No big deal; just a couple hours.”

Some definitely took the “glass is half full” attitude during the wait.

“We’re going to the Super Bowl! How can you be bummed?” said Steelers fan, Tasso Batis.

And while the empty tarmac weighed heavy on some; others looked for signs, like a statue of Franco Harris, for a little luck perhaps to make it out of Pittsburgh.

But the bottom line is that fans are on their way, even if it’s just a little bit late.

“Seven Super Bowls! Yah! Seven, baby, seven! Here we come Green Bay… here we come!” added Negro.

Officials at the airport say that four airlines added extra flights to Dallas today for Steelers fans.

If you need to find out the status on flights, check the Pittsburgh International Airport website here. FOR MORE: Departures | Arrivals

  • Dave

    Wow, you people wouldn’t know sarcasm if it bit you in the @ss. If you’ve been following the threads you see that there are always “debbie downers” that try to ruin the spirit. I offered a “sacrificial” post for them.

    • stoopm

      Dave, apparently you’re the one that doesn’t recognize sarcasm, don’t you see the smiley face? Nice try though.

      • Dave

        I wsa replying to a comment that since has been removed. Nice try though.. ;-)

  • Ryan S.

    Yippee, another rally!

  • JOAN S.
  • kristy

    big deal

  • Junebug

    Hines Ward and the Steelers suck and are way over rated. Hines looked like pimp with that hat on what an idiot! Do these people that go to rallies have JOBS or lives! GO PACKERS!

    • Lenita

      Somebody ship Junebug over to IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cookie

      I work in downtown Pittsburgh and yes I do have a very well paying job. They schedule it for noontime so those of us in town can enjoy it. And ok…we’re overrated, that’s why we have 6 Super Bowls rings because we have no talent. So Sally Sunshine…what will you be watching on Sunday?!

      • Ryan S.


    • Dave

      There’s the jealous hate we’ve grown accustomed to! Goo Steelers!

      • stoopm

        Goo Steelers!? Nice try though, moron.

    • kristy

      no, these people have no lives, obviously. they worship grown men who throw a ball and get paid millions of dollars for doing so.

      • callmewhenyouget7

        Kristy probably likes to torture small animals

      • Black Cat

        And what do you do for fun kristy?

      • SteelerProud

        No, they support their local team. Just as h/s people do when they support their h/s team, college…same thing. It’s local pride.

  • D Clark

    A group of Pittsburgh Sisters of Charity is cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rather unusual way. They raised money to build a house for a single mother in Belize, Central America, and they painted the house – well, guess – black and gold! Nicole Lovell, 32, is now a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and even has a “terrible towel.” Her new home was built by volunteers using money raised by Sisters from St. Louise convent on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (formerly Vincentian Sisters) raised several thousand dollars to build the home. Volunteers from around the country, including Pittsburgh, travelled to Belize to help with the home. The recipient, Nicole, has three children. One of her children, a 12-year-old son, died just a few months ago. Nicole reached out for help and the Sisters responded. Nicole did have a say in what color her house would be painted, and she was leaning towards gold, well the Sisters and the volunteers being Steelers fans helped the decision along. The new house stands out — gold and black – now that it is completed. Volunteers also presented the owner of the home with a “terrible towel.”

  • kristy

    womder if these yinzers are so “gung ho” when it comes to supporting our veterans at the veteran’s day parade that’s held every year?????

    • Black Cat

      kristy—fyi—I also make it my business to visit the cemetary on Veterans Day.

    • Black Cat

      Yep kristy—been there—done that.

    • Rabbit

      Get over yourself please.

  • Luvyablackngold

    Obviously you dont even go to the Veterans Day Parade or you wouldn’t be asking this question. Stick a sock in it “Kristy”

    • mason

      its a black and gold friday….you steeler girls are the best….here we go…

  • kristy

    sorry to burst your bubble, but i attend the parade every year. how about you?

    • Black Cat

      So what else do you do for fun kristy?

  • Danielle Pope

    Junebug smoking the cheap crack again?

  • Kelly

    Kristy, you are a L-O-S-E-R. Go put your head in some hole.

    • Colleen

      Kristy…if you supposedly go to the parade then you would know there are a lot of people that go. :You can be a Steelers fan AND support other things. Maybe you can’t do more than one thing? Why are you so miserable? I think it’s great that we have something like the Steelers that bring a whole city together! It brings us so much pride to say we are a part of the “Steelers Nation”. I don’t even live there anymore, but I still bleed black and gold and I always will!!
      And for the record, yes I am “gung ho” for our veterans. I have many cousins, nephews, uncles….all in the military or have been. Please, get a better attitude!! Be happy like the rest of Pittsburgh. ;-)

  • Lenita


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