The US East Coast weather warning means the USA will suffer another 20cm of snow, less than a week after being battered by a dramatic Nor’easter storm.
Airports have issued warnings to travellers – as have airlines across the country. Here is a full list of airline travel advice.
“Due to Winter Storm Quinn, flights may be delayed or canceled. Please monitor your flight status regularly. We are offering the following waiver if you would like to change, cancel, or postpone your flight.
“Travel To/From: Boston (BOS)/New York – Kennedy (JFK)/New York – LaGuardia (LGA)/Newark (EWR)/Philadelphia (PHL)/Washington – Reagan (DCA)/Washington – Dulles (IAD)/Baltimore (BWI)
Tickets Purchased On/Before: March 5, 2018, Original Travel Dates: March 6 – 8, 2018
“We will waive the change fees and the difference in the price of the ticket if the new travel is booked to or from the affected cities in the same cabin and completed on or before March 14, 2018. You may request a refund if you choose not to travel at all. Tickets must be exchanged or refunded on or before March 8, 2018. Rebook your flight or apply for a refund online.”
Flight 624 from Sanford FL to Allentown PA originally scheduled to depart on March 7, 2018 will now be canceled without a reschedule due to weather.
Flight 625 from Allentown PA to Sanford FL originally scheduled to depart on March 7, 2018 will now be canceled without a reschedule due to weather.
Flight 1682 from Punta Gorda FL to Allentown PA originally scheduled to depart on March 7, 2018 will now be canceled without a reschedule due to weather.
Flight 1683 from Allentown PA to Punta Gorda FL originally scheduled to depart on March 7, 2018 will now be canceled without a reschedule due to weather.
“When severe weather or other uncontrollable events impact your flight and travel dates, you may be able to change your trip with no change fee.
“If you’re travelling to/through/from: Albany, New York (ALB)/Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)/Bangor, Maine (BGR)/Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)/Burlington, Vermont (BTV)/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)/Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)/Islip, New York (ISP)/Ithaca, New York (ITH)/Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT)/New Haven, Connecticut (HVN)/New York Kennedy, New York (JFK)/New York LaGuardia, New York (LGA)/Newark, New Jersey (EWR)/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)/Portland, Maine (PWM)/Providence, Rhode Island (PVD)/Rochester, New York (ROC)/State College, Pennsylvania (SCE)/Stewart Newburgh, New York (SWF)/Syracuse, New York (SYR)/Watertown, New York (ART)/White Plains / Westchester County, New York (HPN)/Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania (AVP)/Williamsport, Pennsylvania (IPT)
“The change fee may be waived if you: are traveling on an American Airlines flight, bought your ticket by March 5, 2018, are scheduled to travel March 7 – 8, 2018, can travel March 5 – 11, 2018, don’t change your origin or destination city, rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference.”
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Delta Air Lines
In a press release dated 7 March 2018, Delta said: “Snow began falling at Delta’s two New York hubs this morning and has prompted the cancellation of approximately 360 primarily Delta Connection regional flights. “Additional cancellations and flight delays are expected as Delta crews work to safely de-ice flights amidst the latest nor’easter to hit the U.S. east coast.
“The airline’s team of meteorologists say the storm is expected to bring approximately a foot of snow and gusty winds to New York metro airports. The Detroit hub has also been affected by the winter storm, with light snow that will linger through most of the day.
“Delta issued a weather waiver for the Northeast and New England airports on Monday for customers to adjust their schedule if traveling through the cities affected by the storm. The airline expanded its weather waiver Tuesday to also include Bangor and Portland, Maine; Burlington, VT; and Manchester, N.H. Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.
“Ahead of the storm, Delta proactively called in additional Delta employees from other unaffected airports to assist with de-icing and customer handling.”
In a separate release, Delta said: “MSP Winter Weather: Due to forecasted weather in the Minneapolis-St Paul area in the United States travel to/from/through the cities below may be impacted.
“Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.
“Rescheduling flights: If you wish to cancel your trip as a result of a flight cancellation or significant delay (90 minutes or more), you are entitled to a refund for the unused portion of your ticket.
“Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below.”
Writing on their website, the airline said: “Winter Weather Storm Quinn: With the expected impact on travel conditions from winter weather conditions, Frontier Airlines has enacted the following guidelines aimed at assisting customers scheduled to travel between Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and Wednesday, March 8, 2018 to/from/through the following cities: New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA)/New York Islip, NY (ISP)/Philadelphia, PA (PHL)/Providence, RI (PVD)/Trenton, NJ (TTN).
“Customers who are ticketed to travel between Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and Thursday, March 8, 2018 who purchased tickets on or before Tuesday, March 6, 2018, may make one itinerary change – rules/restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements will be waived.
“Travel must be completed no later than Thursday, March 22, 2018. Origin and destination cities may be changed. Customers whose flights are cancelled may request a refund.
“In advance of the expected impact from winter weather conditions associated with Winter Storm Quinn along the Northeast Corridor the following flights have been cancelled on Wednesday, March 7, 2018:
Flight 649 LGA CVG
Flight 1462 ATL LGA
Flight 875 TTN PBI
Flight 884 MIA TTN
Flight 1158 CVG LGA
Flight 1465 LGA ATL
Flight 1776 MCO TTN
Flight 1821 TTN RSW
Flight 1016 TPA PHL
Flight 1017 PHL TPA
Flight 1596 MIA LGA
Flight 1597 LGA MIA
Flight 1000 MIA PHL
Flight 1001 PHL MIA
Flight 1688 CLT PHL
Flight 1689 PHL CLT
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In a statement on their website, the airline said: “Guests are advised to check www.HawaiianAirlines.com for the latest updates on scheduled flights. Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines Codeshare flights to/from/via John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK) between March 7, 2018, and March 8, 2018, will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee provided that:
“Ticket was issued on/before March 5, 2018. Affected flight(s) is/are originally scheduled for travel on March 7, 2018 and March 8, 2018. Changes must be made and reticketed for new flights no later than March 15, 2018
“In addition, for changes made on or before March 15, 2018, to new flights, any resulting difference in fare(s) will be waived provided that change is made to the same compartment (i.e. Coach to Coach or First/Business Class to First/Business Class) and there is no change in origin and destination.
“For changes made to new flights after March 15, 2018, the change fee will be waived but applicable difference in fare will be collected. Changes to origin and/or destination or connecting/stopover point will be permitted without change fee and are subject to applicable fare difference. Normal refund rules will apply. There will be no waiver of any applicable cancellation fees for refundable tickets and no refunds permitted on non-refundable tickets related to this event.”
Issuing advice on their website, JetBlue said: “Due to inclement weather forecasted to impact the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and Thursday, March 8, 2018 to/from the following cities: Albany, NY (ALB)/Boston, MA (BOS)/Hartford, CT (BDL)/New York, NY (JFK)/New York, NY (LGA)/Newark, NJ (EWR)/Newburgh, NY (SWF)/Philadelphia, PA (PHL)/Providence, RI (PVD)/Westchester County, NY (HPN)/Worcester, MA (ORH).
“All customers traveling to/from the airports listed above are encouraged to check the status of their flight online prior to leaving for the airport. Customers with web-enabled mobile devices may check the status of their flight at mobile.jetblue.com.”
The airline wrote on their website: “Based on the forecasted weather conditions for the cities listed below, our scheduled service starting from Tuesday afternoon (3:00 pm), March 6, thru Thursday, March 8, may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled).
“Albany, NY (ALB)/Baltimore-Washington, MD (BWI)/Boston, MA (BOS)/Hartford, CT (BDL)/Long Island MacArthur, NY (ISP)/Manchester, NH (MHT)/New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA)/Newark, NJ (EWR)/Philadelphia, PA (PHL)/Portland, ME (PWM)/Providence, RI (PVD)/Washington Reagan National, DC (DCA)/Washington-Dulles, DC (IAD).
“Customers who are holding reservations from Tuesday afternoon (3:00 pm), March 6, thru Thursday, March 8, and want to alter their travel plans may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge.”
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Writing on their website, Spirit Airlines said: “There may be times when severe weather or other unexpected events impact Spirit’s normal operations. During these times, Spirit may issue a flexible travel policy to accommodate our customers who may need to change their travel plans. Here are the current Flexible Travel Policies we have in place: Boston, MA (BOS)/Hartford, CT (BDL)/New York, NY (LGA)/Newark, NJ (EWR)/Philadelphia, PA (PHL).”
Sun Country Airlines
In a statement on their website, Sun Country wrote: “Sun Country flights may experience delays due to forecasted weather conditions in Boston, MA (BOS) and New York, NY (JFK). Please be sure to check your flight status frequently.
“Effective 9:00 am CT (Central Time), March 6, 2018, Sun Country Airlines will allow passengers who purchased tickets prior to effective date and time that are confirmed to travel to/from Boston, MA (BOS) and New York, NY (JFK) on March 7, 2018 and March 8, 2018, to rebook to another Sun Country flight one time with no additional charges, provided space is available within the same cabin as the original ticket.
“Travel must commence by March 12, 2018. Tickets remain non-refundable. Changes to departure city and/or destination are subject to the fare difference if the price of the new ticket is higher. Tickets must be rebooked prior to original scheduled departure and must be from the same departure city and to the same destination.
“This waiver does not apply to any changes made prior to this effective time/date. If you have an air/car or air/hotel package fees may apply for changes to your booking.
“For those passengers who have booked a reservation through Sun Country Airlines and would like to reschedule, please contact Sun Country Airlines Reservations Department at 800-359-6786 (Toll-free) from 6am- 11pm CT Monday – Sunday. During weather events, call volume is high and hold times are longer than normal. We appreciate your patience.”
United Airlines advised: “When severe weather or other major events may impact our operations, we sometimes issue travel waivers to allow you to change to alternate flights without paying a change fee. Travel waivers currently in effect for:
“Travel to/from/connecting through Albany, NY (ALB)/Allentown, PA (ABE)/Boston, MA (BOS)/Harrisburg, PA (MDT)/Hartford, CT (BDL)/New York/Newark, NJ (EWR)/New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK)/New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA)/Philadelphia, PA (PHL)/Providence, RI (PVD)/State College, PA (SCE)/White Plains, NY (HPN)/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA (AVP).
“Original travel date(s): March 7, 2018 – March 8, 2018
“Flight changes: The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before March 14, 2018, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.
The airline said: “Monday, March 5, 2018: Due to Winter Storm Quinn, flights may be delayed or canceled. Please monitor your flight status regularly. We are offering the following waiver if you would like to change, cancel, or postpone your flight.
“Travel To/From: Boston (BOS)/New York, Kennedy (JFK)/Newark (EWR)/LaGuardia (LGA)/Philadelphia (PHL)/Washington DC Reagan (DCA)/Washington DC Dulles (IAD)/Baltimore (BWI)
“Tickets Purchased On/Before: March 5, 2018. Original Travel Dates: March 6, 2018 – March 8, 2018.”