Winter Storm Flight Delays: Nemo Causes Thousands Of Flight Cancellations


Anyone planning to go anywhere this weekend by plane may need to cancel their plans. Winter Storm Nemo is poised to take the East Coast by storm (no pun intended), with record February snowfall.

Meteorologist Mike Bettes said, "More than 2,500 flights have been cancelled in the Northeast corridor Friday morning." At least 500 are flights out of LaGuardia in New York City. 

Here's a quick breakdown of the flights that may be affected, courtesy of the Weather Channel. Boston Logan Airport has announced that all flights will be cancelled starting Friday.

- Delta Air Lines: Cancelling flights at Northeast airports Friday; most cancellations after noon EST; Offering customers in the Nottheast, Ottawa, and Montreal whose flight may be affected by the storm the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules without fees; Customers booked on Delta-ticketed flights to, from or through the affected cities Feb. 8-9 may immediately rebook for travel before or after their original travel dates as long as new flights are ticketed and rescheduled with travel beginning by Feb. 12, 2013.

- American Airlines: Customers ticketed to travel on AA flights to, through or from affected airports may change flights if the ticket was issued no later than Feb. 6. The ticket reissue charge will be waived for one ticket change.

- Jet  Blue: Waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling Friday, February 8-9 to or from affected cities;Customers may rebook their flights for travel through Tuesday, Feb.12.

- US Airways: Affected customers can change their trip online (in most cases) and US Airways will waive change fees.

- United Airlines: Giving customers as much notice as possible so they can adjust their plans accordingly, and customers with flexibility can take advantage of a travel waiver in place for those traveling to and through 32 airports in the Northeast. All waiver information is available on united.com.

- Southwest Airlines: Customers with reservations to/from affected cities on Feb. 8-9 are eligible to reschedule their flight in accordance with Southwest's accommodation procedures.

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