Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018
The airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights as a powerful winter storm climbs up the East Coast. The storm is expected to thrash the East Coast with high winds, snow and then record low temperatures.
There are more than 500 flights to or from Boston Logan International Airport, a hub of JetBlue, had been cancelled. More than 900 flights were canceled in and out of the main three New York City-area airports.
Delta Air Lines said passengers booked to fly Thursday or Friday from a dozen airports in the Northeast can depart as late as January 8 without paying a change fee. They may be charged a difference in fare, however.
While the American Airlines also issued a similar waiver for more than a dozen airports in the Northeast as the storm is very progressive.
The largest U.S. airline, American Airlines is also waiving change fees for travel from 14 airports in the South, including Savannah and Raleigh, due to the storm. A record-setting blast of cold is expected to follow the system.
Southwest Airlines warned travellers that flights to and from 19 East Coast airports may be cancelled, delayed or diverted due to the storm and encouraged travelers to change their travel dates.
There are dozens of flights were canceled across the Southeast on Wednesday.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it had 524 pieces of snow equipment at the area’s airports that can melt up to 500 tons of snow an hour but some flights may still be cancelled due to high winds and poor visibility. Most of the airlines frequently offer travelers a possibility to change their travel dates far in advance of a storm in an effort to avoid chaos at the airport, where travellers may be stranded, and to avoid a crush of frustrated travellers from overloading their employees.