Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Almost 1000 flights canceled at NJ area airports before snowstorm

Almost 1000 flights canceled at NJ area airports before snowstorm

Officials have canceled hundreds of flights ahead of a nor'easter expected to drop more than a foot of snow and create blizzard conditions in some parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

According to FlightAware.com, airlines have cancelled more than 1,500 flights today with another 5,000 or so flights cancelled for Tuesday as a preemptive measure. That number is likely to rise as well.

The figure has jumped significantly since mid-morning when just shy of 1,200 scheduled flights were already grounded. Forecasters put the maximum snowfall there at about 21 inches.

Flight Aware reports as of Monday afternoon that Chicago O'Hare International Airport has had 262 cancellations and 112 delays.

Some 20 flights were canceled to places like Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore from MIA.

All big USA airlines have waived change fees to customers ticketed to fly to airports in the storm's path.

Delta: Those who are slated to fly March 14 or March 15 can rebook travel through March 17 without a fee.

For passengers ticketed for travel into or out of the Northeastern US this week, please visit your airline's website for more information on cancellations and re-booking procedures. Flights to Canada were also affected.

Spirit: Customers going to affected cities can rebook through March 16 or March 18, depending on the airport.

These summaries are accurate as of 9:30 a.m. EDT on March 13, 2017; check your own airline if you're traveling, though, because with weather, everything is subject to change.

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