Numerous Flight Cancellations in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston

Blizzard on the Road
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Snow is beginning to fall at airports across the northeastern United States and New England, causing a number of travel disruptions and delays. Airlines are expanding their existing change waivers for customers affected by the storm.

In the New York City area, JFK Airport reports that flights are continuing to arrive and depart, but that airlines have cancelled nearly 60 percent of their schedule through midnight. The AirTran is operating normally. At Newark Liberty International, nearly 650 flights have been canceled, and at LaGuardia, delays are 15 minutes or less, but with significant cancellations. In all cases travelers are strongly advised to confirm their flight before leaving for the airport.

Philadelphia International Airport reports that it is carrying out deicing operations, but numerous cancellations are reported. Boston Logan is similarly expecting cancellations and delays. Conditions are reportedly normal at Baltimore / Washington International and Reagan National airports.


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According to the latest update from Accuweather, states of emergency have been declared in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as power companies continue to deal with the damage from last week’s storm. Heavy snow has been reported in Philadelphia and New York City, and is expected to move into New England Wednesday night. Some areas could see up to a foot of snow.

Travel Waivers

American Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through March 8 to rebook through March 11 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference.)

Delta has expanded its travel waiver to include Bangor and Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; and Manchester, New Hampshire. Customers flying through those and other affected airports through March 8 can rebook travel through March 11, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.

United Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through March 8 to rebook through March 14 in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same city pair.

Southwest Airlines is allowing customers booked through March 8 to rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pair.

JetBlue is allowing customers booked through March 8 to rebook through March 10.

Finally, customers flying Frontier Airlines through March 8 can rebook through March 22.

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