United Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and several other airlines have canceled flights for Friday and Saturday due to an expected monster blizzard. Airlines are offering their passengers “flexible rebooking waivers” reports First Coast News on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
“As of 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, more than 2,500 U.S. flights have been canceled for Friday and Saturday, according to FlightAware. The bulk of that total comes at Northeast and MIdwest airports in the storm's path.”
The flight cancelations by United Airlines, Delta, Southwest and other major airlines comes in anticipation of a major winter storm that is forecast to bring up to two feet of snow to the Northeast on Friday and Saturday.
Some of the major airports that are affected by the flight cancelations include Newark, New York LaGuardia, New York JFK, Boston, Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia, Washington Reagan National, Washington Dulles, Detroit, and Hartford.
United Airlines has posted a Northeast winter storm advisory on its website and included the following airports as being affected by the anticipated blizzard:
- Albany, NY (ALB)
- Allentown, PA (ABE)
- Altoona, PA (AOO)
- Binghamton, NY (BGM)
- Boston, MA (BOS)
- Bradford, PA (BFD)
- Buffalo, NY (BUF)
- Burlington, VT (BTV)
- Du Bois, PA (DUJ)
- Erie, PA (ERI)
- Halifax, NS Canada (YHZ)
- Hartford, CT (BDL)
- Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
- Jamestown, NY (JHW)
- Johnstown, PA (JST)
- Manchester, NH (MHT)
- Montreal, QC Canada (YUL - Trudeau)
- New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty)
- New York, NY (JFK)
- New York, NY (LGA - LaGuardia)
- Ottawa, ON Canada (YOW)
- Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
- Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
- Portland, ME (PWM)
- Providence, RI (PVD)
- Quebec City, QC Canada (YQB)
- Rochester, NY (ROC)
- State College, PA (SCE)
- Syracuse, NY (SYR)
- Toronto, ON Canada (YYZ)
- White Plains, NY (HPN)
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA (AVP)
United Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and other airlines are adjusting its rules in regard to passengers’ needed flight changes due to the blizzard.
United Airlines has announced on its website that “customers whose travel may be affected by winter weather in the Northeastern U.S. United is offering the ability to change your travel plans.”
Delta is allowing flight passengers to make a one-time change to their travel schedules without the standard fee.
Southwest announced that customers affected by the winter storm would be able to make a flight change with no recalculation of their fares.
JetBlue is also waiving fees at a dozen airports because of the expected blizzard.
Other airlines affected by the winter storm include AirTran, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, Porter Airlines, US Airways, Virgin America.
To find out about any potential fee waivers similar to those of United Airlines, Delta, and Southwest due to the blizzard, please contact the airlines’ individual websites.