As the Northeast gets hit by another brutal winter storm, hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled. (Reuters)
As the Northeast braces for another winter storm Wednesday and Thursday, travelers face thousands of flight delays and cancellations.
Winter storm Quinn threatens to bring high wind and heavy snow to the region, making travel conditions potentially dangerous. Several states declared a state of emergency and airports began cancelling flights preemptively on Tuesday, with thousands grounded due to the impending storm.
Anyone planning to fly through the Northeast in the coming days needs to be prepared for widespread delays and disruptions. Airports are encouraging anyone with upcoming flights to check with their carriers before heading to the airport.
Approximately 587 flights scheduled for today have been canceled due to the nor’easter. Please confirm flight status before arriving at #LGA and allow extra travel time.— LaGuardia Airport (@LGAairport) March 7, 2018
Nearly 550 flights scheduled for today are canceled due to the nor'easter. Please confirm flight status before arriving at #EWR. Leave extra travel time. — Newark Airport (@EWRairport) March 7, 2018
JFK Airport is currently reporting 467 cancellations, approximately 40 percent of its daily flight operations. Flights are arriving and departing with minimal delays, but travelers are urged to call their carriers before coming to the airport today.— Kennedy Airport (@JFKairport) March 7, 2018
#RIC 06:15 Dashboard: Another nor'easter! Flights to/from New York & Philadelphia account for 30 cancellations. Please check your flight's status before heading to the airport.— Richmond Airport RIC (@Flack4RIC) March 7, 2018
Deicing ops ongoing at PHL at 10 AM. Flights are departing and arriving but numerous cancellations reported. Heavy snow on the way. Check flight status with your airline before coming to the airport wherever you’re flying today #PHLsnow pic.twitter.com/eBj9nthOqD— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) March 7, 2018
Winter weather is expected to impact air travel on 3/7. Please check with your airline for the latest information about your flight before heading to Logan.— Boston Logan Airport (@BostonLogan) March 6, 2018
TRAVEL ADVISORY: Approximately 27% of today’s arriving & departing flights are canceled. There are also a small number of delays. This may change as the storm progresses & the airlines continue to adjust their schedules. Pls confirm the status of your flight with your airline.— Bradley Intl Airport (@Bradley_Airport) March 7, 2018
If your travel plans are affected by the storm, many airlines announced they are offering waived ticket change and cancellation fees.
We’re waiving change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling to/from cities in the projected path of Winter Storm Quinn. Learn more: https://t.co/CrfTJXi72t— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) March 6, 2018
With the expected impact on travel conditions from Winter Weather Storm Quinn, customers scheduled to travel to/from/through #Minneapolis, #Madison, and #Milwaukee between March 5th and March 6th may be eligible to make itinerary changes.— Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) March 5, 2018
Details: https://t.co/yFprl6UYIO pic.twitter.com/U66RAFeSew
A travel waiver has been issued for March 7-8 due to the forecasted winter weather in the Northeast. Details regarding the waiver can be found here: https://t.co/lh6zISdMxN If you need to change travel plans, you can do so at https://t.co/N05dFCEDwu— Delta (@Delta) March 5, 2018