Northeast Readies For Blizzard 4700 Flights Cancelled

Three flights a day will be added to the airport schedule. | Shutterstock

JetBlue had already canceled most of its flights out of NY airports on Tuesday and also announced it was waiving change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling from 21 airports across the Midwest and Northeast.

More than 2,000 flights on Monday and more than 4,100 on Tuesday had been canceled, tracking service FlightAware.com said Monday afternoon.

The majority of Monday's cancellations have occurred in Chicago, where O'Hare International Airport has canceled more than 400 flights and Chicago Midway International Airport has canceled more than 160.

Numerous flights into the Cancun International Airport have been canceled due to a relentless snowstorm in the eastern United States.

But the worst weather-related problems were expected at airports serving New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Baltimore.

The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

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As o.m., FlightAware reports 762 flights have been canceled for Wednesday. More than 190 Wednesday flights are already off the books, mostly at Washington National, Baltimore/Washington, Boston Logan and Chicago Midway airports.

Etihad Airways cancelled Tuesday's flight EY103 from Abu Dhabi to NY as well as the return flight EY102, which was also scheduled for Tuesday.

Major U.S. airlines have cancelled thousands of flights across the Northeast in preparation for snow and whiteout conditions.

Hundreds of school districts from Buffalo to New York City have cancelled classes and authorities are advising people to stay off the roads as a nor'easter starts to pummel the Northeast.

United: Customers traveling through affected airports can rebook through March 17 without paying a change fee.

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