Thousands of Flights Are Already Canceled Because of Winter Storm Stella
- Author: Anthony Vega Mar 17, 2017,
Mar 17, 2017, 0:55
Monday several flights arrived and departed without weather related problems unless they were from NY or Philadelphia.
On Monday night, the New York City comptroller's office said it expects snow removal costs from the winter storm Stella to reach $23.9 million to $35.9 million.
American (AAL) cancelled all Tuesday flights at the NY airports and Boston Logan. Their meeting has been postponed until March 17.
Although flight activity is near zero, the Port Authority of NY said all three airports remain open.
The sign at Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Tuesday March 14, 2017 tells the story of the day: Cancelled.
Travelers are being warned of heavy traffic Wednesday in and around the major area airports as thousands of passengers stranded by Tuesday's storm try to fly out.
Airlines moved quickly to pare their Tuesday schedules ahead of the storm, which had been forecast to bring crippling conditions to much of the Northeast.
A total of 45 Tuesday flights were canceled as of Monday evening at the Jacksonville International Airport, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.
Spirit: Customers going to affected cities can rebook through March 16 or March 18, depending on the airport. The weather won't be warming up through the week so delays and cancellations could extend into early Wednesday.
Most of those can be attributed to weather, but not all, according to the duty manager's office at San Francisco International Airport. Twitter users can also receive automated updates by tweeting their flight number @BDLFlightInfo. The details and covered destinations varied by carrier, though they generally allowed customers to make one change to their tickets without paying change fees that typically cost $200 or more.