Airlines Cancel Flights in New York, Northeast Ahead of Looming Storm

If you’ll be heading in or out of the metro New York City area or other cities in the northeast today or tomorrow, check with your airline: your flight may be canceled.

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What to Do about Canceled Flights

American, Southwest, United Cancel Flights

American, Southwest and United are part of a growing list of airlines halting flights to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark and in some cases, other northeast cities including Philadelphia. A classic Nor’easter storm is bearing down on the region still recovering from last week’s Hurricane Sandy.

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Airline Storm Policies

Most airlines – and JetBlue was among the first – are now offering to waive change fees to reschedule flights without cost to passengers. Click the airline name for the carrier’s updated storm policies.

Stay in Touch with Airlines

As always, the situation remains fluid and more airlines may join in, so stay in touch with your carrier – sign up for airline alerts or watch for update on Facebook and Twitter.

The airlines are no doubt still smarting from the beating they took in the wake of Hurricane Sandy which led to hundreds of canceled flights in the region. Fortunately, that storm and the new Nor’easter come at a slow period for the airlines, just ahead of the busy Thanksgiving period.


Published: November 7, 2012