Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Weather affects some flights at Wichita Eisenhower airport

Weather affects some flights at Wichita Eisenhower airport

The flight-tracking website listed 25 cancellations at RDU today.

In South Florida, airline and airport personnel remained cautious in giving the all-clear to flights, but expressed reason for optimism.

The storm dumped 2 feet of snow in some places.

The worst of Monday's problems were in Chicago, where more than 450 flights were grounded at Chicago O'Hare and another 160 at Chicago Midway as of 11:55 a.m. ET, according to FlightAware. From New York, three flights were cancelled.

New York City public schools - the largest school system in the United States - canceled classes on Tuesday.

Travelers scheduled to fly through airports in the northeastern US and Chicago O'Hare on United Airlines today can rebook without fee (and any difference in fare will be waived) for new flights departing through March 19 from the northeastern USA and March 17 from Chicago.

In the three big airports serving New York City, almost all flights were canceled, and for much of Tuesday they remained under a blizzard warning. Poor weather could extend into early Wednesday at some New England airports.

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As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, Southwest has also already canceled 116 Wednesday flights.

American Airlines canceled all flights into New York's three airports, Reuters reported. "Some customers opted to rebook their flights and go home, but for those that chose to stay, we brought customers doughnuts, sandwiches and salads and offered them the Care While Waiting snack carts".

Other worldwide airlines will also be affected (whether by strike or by the weather).

If you're headed to the Northeast this week, it may be a good idea to check with your airline.

Delta expects to resume operations with a reduced Tuesday night schedule and flights should return closer to normal on Wednesday.

Bradley International Airport is open and crews are continuing with clean up operations.

While the nor'easter Stella was downgraded as it hit New York City on Tuesday with snow totals falling short of initial estimates, mass cancellations and states of emergency stayed in effect. Those flights were largely supposed to operate to cities like Washington and Boston, but that could still affect fliers in Florida. The National Weather Service says it got 25.6 inches of snow as of Wednesday morning, with more expected to fall.

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