The weather may have warmed up since last week’s “bomb cyclone,” but another winter storm is disrupting travel across the northeastern United States Friday and into the weekend. Travelers should expect ice and snow from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes on Friday, with a second storm bringing additional rough travel conditions across the northeast Friday night. Major airlines are offering travel waivers in response to the latest storm.
According to the latest forecast from Accuweather, an area of ice and snow Friday will range from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes, with a surge of arctic air leading to potential flight delays and cancellations. A second storm tracking northeastward is expected to bring additional precipitation Friday night.
American Airlines is offering a flight waiver on airports in the northeastern United States and New England for travelers scheduled to fly January 12. Customers can rebook through January 15 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).
Delta has issued a waiver for customers flying through airports in New York and New Jersey for January 12. Rebooked travel must begin no later than January 15, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.
United Airlines has issued a waiver for customers flying January 12 or 13 through New York City area airports, as well as White Plains, with rebooked travel available through January 16 between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class).
Customers flying JetBlue in the northeast on January 12 can rebook through January 15.
Southwest Airlines has issued a flight waiver for a number of U.S. airports January 12, and for Buffalo and Rochester from January 12 through January 14. Customers can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pairs.