Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Most flights canceled out of Bradley Airport

Most flights canceled out of Bradley Airport

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However, the worst of the storm was expected to hit East beginning late Monday and extending through Tuesday.

As o.m., FlightAware reports 762 flights have been canceled for Wednesday.

American Airlines has canceled Tuesday flights from Wilmington International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York City because of the pending winter storm expected in the northeast.

Throw in bitter cold temperatures and high winds, and more than 50 million people in the target zone are hunkering down for a full-on blizzard just as an unusually warm and snow-free winter is coming to an end. The National Weather Service reports that "a low pressure system now moving northeast across the Ohio Valley is expected to phase with another low off the southeast USA coast by Tuesday".

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.

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Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of several northern states and forecasters say some areas could see up to 4 inches of snow an hour.

Emirates and Etihad Airways cancelled flights scheduled for Tuesday to Boston and NY, while passengers scheduled to depart or arrive at USA destinations are also being advised to check their flight status. The weather won't be warming up through the week so delays and cancellations could extend into early Wednesday. Other airports with big cancellation figures include Newark Liberty International in New Jersey, with more than 1,000; LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in NY, with more than 800 apiece; and Baltimore-Washington International, with about 500, according to FlightAware. Travelers must be scheduled to fly through March 15 and able to rebook for travel through March 17 between the same city pair in the same cabin. There is no extra fee as long as you book in the same cabin.

All flights out of Portland International Jetport canceled, as well as the majority of flights from Boston Logan International Airport.

There will be no flights from London Heathrow to Boston, and while some flights to and from Washington and Baltimore will go ahead, schedules may be changed. A difference in fare may apply, but the change fee, which is usually $200, has been waived.

Flight cancellations at San Francisco and San Jose airports so far are just a fraction of the almost 5,000 flight cancellations nationwide. Southwest alone had grounded more than 250 flights Monday at Chicago Midway, which is one of the carrier's busiest bases.

Airlines are also making contingency plans.

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