Northeast storm forces nearly 100 DIA flights to be canceled


Northeast storm forces nearly 100 DIA flights to be canceled

Why do you need to know? Most of the flights were canceled, I'm surprised my flight wasn't was an 8:00 departure to Charlotte and the road conditions were pretty tough.

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

School and work, along with flights and plans, will be canceled, as cities across the Northeast brace for at least one more snowstorm this winter season.

Amtrak said it will offer limited Acela Express service Tuesday between Washington and New York City, but has canceled service between New York City and Boston.

But the blizzard warning remains in effect for the rest of the Tri-State area, cautioning citizens against unnecessary travel as winds are expected to hit 50-60 miles per hour (80-100).

Eight Emirates flights were cancelled to and from New York's JFK airport and Boston's Logan airport on Tuesday. There is no extra fee as long as you book in the same cabin.

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If you were planning to fly out of the Mitchell International Airport Tuesday to the eastern United States through Wednesday, the operative word is "were". A difference in fare may apply, but the change fee, which is usually $200, has been waived.

Airlines increasingly make preemptive cancellations ahead of such storms, often pulling down a large portion of their schedules at airports expected to see an extended bout of poor weather.

At Delta (DAL), "we departed a couple of flights {from LaGuardia and Newark} early this morning", spokesman Michael Thomas said shortly before noon. One man says he spent Monday trying to get a flight out and came back Tuesday morning thinking his flight was just delayed. New flights must be booked for travel on or before March 17. Changes must also be made by Hawaiian Airlines personnel through the Reservations department or at the airport.

Airlines were saying they would allow travelers to rescheduled flights without paying a penalty for the next several days.

Many of them related to the storm.



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