Airlines cancel 1200 flights ahead of major snowstorm
Otis Underwood | March 17, 2017, 0:56
All flights from Baltimore/Washington International, Philadelphia International and Boston Logan International are canceled. Flight 1120 from San Francisco touched down at 4:38 p.m. ET with Flight 499 departing two minutes later - the first arrival and departure after the reopening of the major aviation hub. They're also experiencing a number of delays but anticipate flight schedules will return to normal later on Wednesday.
With a snowstorm also blanketing Chicago with 3-6 inches of snow on Monday, it's all adding up to a travel nightmare for much of the US, which means your plane to somewhere is probably going nowhere.
Although flight activity is near zero, the Port Authority of NY said all three airports remain open. The airlines have cancelled almost 9,000 flights in the last three days. Even in Florida, about three dozen flights had been canceled in Orlando - mostly on flights to the north. But as of Monday, Chicago O'hare took the biggest hit: According to the listing, more than 200 flights there were halted on March 13.
More than 3,000 flights were cancelled at Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport as the snowstorm slammed the region Tuesday with snow, sleet and rain.
Spectacular crash after SUV slams into gas pump
Attendants were on Tuesday picking up the pieces after a series of dramatic events that ended at a gas station in north Seattle. Another would be that the driver drove the SUV straight into a gas pump while cruising at a rather high rate of speed.
Cancellations were spilling into Wednesday, too.
Both airports reported cancellations and delays to San Diego and Los Angeles today due to fog, which is unrelated to the heavy snow in the northeast. Those flights were largely supposed to operate to cities like Washington and Boston, but that could still affect fliers in Florida. Four months ago, airport officials listed Salt Lake City as one of nine top markets they planned to target for new service.
American Airlines: Customers traveling in and out of affected cities can alter their trips to travel March 15 or March 17, depending on the airport, without a change fee.