More than 4000 flights are axed as winter storm Toby hit the East Coast

Thursday, March 22, 2018


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Another winter Nor’easter storm Toby hit the East Coast making the cancellation of more than 4000 flights in different airports and most of the airline companies like Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American and Southwest are offering to waive change fees for passengers scheduled to travel to, from or through a number of East Coast states, including New York, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Rhode Island.



Most of the  airports and airlines cancelled all its flights and waived change fees due to Winter Storm Toby, which was dubbed the “Four’easter”.



Winter Storm Toby started in the South Tuesday and moved up the East Coast early Wednesday in bringing strong winds, coastal flooding and wet snow to the East Coast, spanning from northern Virginia to northern Massachusetts, and coming from the Ohio Valley. New York City, Baltimore and parts of Viriginia could all get more than a foot of snow by the time Winter Storm Toby ends early Thursday morning.


While the storm Toby  itself isn’t as strong as previous weather events this March.


Around 4,151 flights were cancelled on Wednesday in the United States, with around 1,374 delays.


Philadelphia International Airport cancelled 240 flights which is nearly half of its scheduled flights — and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore/Washington International Airport cancelled 40% and 48% of their flights, respectively.


LaGuardia Airport in New York had already cancelled 73% of its Wednesday flights. The Queens-based airport tweeted Wednesday that all flights departing or arriving from LaGuardia would likely be cancelled due to Winter Storm Toby. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has also cancelled 462 flights. John F. Kennedy International Airport says it has cancelled 618 flights so far.




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