Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Flights Ahead Of Major Winter Storm

Beginning at 5:45 p.m., one flight to NY, two to Baltimore-Washington International and two to Washington, D.C., had been scrubbed.

People are being advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport. Our travel alert covers 40 airports – including our Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. hubs – and allows customers whose travel plans are impacted by this inclement weather to rebook without change fees.

A number of flights arriving at Harrisburg global Airport have already been canceled Monday as more than a foot of snow is expected to be dumped on the midstate.

Flight-status tracking service FlightAware.com reports that 1,769 flights within, into or out of the U.S. Tuesday have been canceled as of 11 a.m. Monday.

Airlines will move aircraft that would have otherwise spent the night in New York City tonight to other nearby hubs.

Foul weather continues to disrupt air travel across the United States – ahead of this week’s big storms, airlines are issuing cancellation waivers and refund policies.

United has waived a change fee and any difference in fare for flights across the Northeast.

Up to 19 flights departing from Manchester have been canceled as New Hampshire awaits Tuesday’s major snowstorm. A powerful nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast, proving that winter is not done yet.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that public schools have been canceled for Tuesday.

The heaviest snow is expected to wallop NY and other coastal areas north of Philadelphia up to New England, National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Di Spigna told AFP.

While St. Louis received light snow Monday morning, Chicago received several inches of snow, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations. Certain large vehicles have also been banned from those roadways until Tuesday evening.

Southwest Airlines alone had cancelled over 880 flights for Tuesday, as well as 68% of flights coming out of the Baltimore-Washington Airport (majority Southwest) were also scrapped.

New Yorkers stocked up on groceries, salt and emergency supplies as many planned to sit out the storm at home.

National Weather Service