Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Flights Ahead Of Major Winter Storm

Justin Greene
March 14, 2017

Nationally, more than 3,000 flights were anticipated to be canceled because of the storm.

Southwest Airlines alone had cancelled over 880 flights for Tuesday, as well as 68% of flights coming out of the Baltimore-Washington Airport (majority Southwest) were also scrapped.

Travelers will seemingly have more luck getting out of Boston on Monday, as just four afternoon departures have been canceled so far, according to the Massport site.

US airlines have already canceled thousands of flights Monday and Tuesday as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast. Southwest Airlines Co. grounded more than 1,300 through Wednesday.

American Airlines is waiving change fees for flights to and from certain airports in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maine, and more.


A late-season winter storm is expected to move through the Mid-Atlantic and up to New England through Tuesday.

The other major airlines are likely to follow suit.

You can check the status of your flight here. United is offering a similar deal, as affected customers can rebook until March 17 without charge as well.

Many U.S. carriers are waving change fees for customers who are scheduled to fly to and from airports under the storm's bull's-eye. Changes must be made by Hawaiian Airlines personnel through the Reservations department or at the airport.

NJ Transit hasn't announced it storm plans, but the agency generally cross-honors tickets across all modes of transportation during winter storms.

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