Airlines cancel more than 1,100 flights as Nor'easter winter storm strikes

Airlines cancel more than 1,100 flights as Nor'easter winter storm strikes
People walk as the snow falls during a Nor'easter winter storm in New York City, U.S., February 13, 2024.
Heavy snowfall is forecast for cities including New York on Tuesday.Andrew Kelly/Reuters
  • More than 1,000 flights have been canceled as a winter storm hits the Northeast.

  • Forecasters in Boston expect up to a foot of snow to fall.

  • Several airlines are waiving change fees to give passengers more flexibility.

Air passengers are facing severe disruption on Tuesday as the Northeast is hit by a strong winter storm.

More than 1,100 flights have been canceled across the US as of 7:30 a.m. ET, according to FlightAware.

The storm is set to dump the heaviest snowfall on New York City for more than two years, The New York Times reported.

It's set to get up to six inches of snow, while forecasters in Boston expect up as much as a foot, per the National Weather Service.

JetBlue has canceled about a fifth of its schedule, or 156 flights, although regional carrier Republic Airways is the worst affected with 244 cancellations, per FlightAware.

Several airlines are waiving change fees for passengers due to travel on Tuesday. They include American, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United.

Delta's waiver includes flights on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The terms are slightly different for each airline and the waivers apply to select airports. Passengers should check their airline's website for more information.

If your flight is canceled then you're entitled to a full refund, but there isn't always compensation for delays.

Last month, a storm in the UK and Ireland resulted in some bizarre journeys, leaving passengers hundreds of miles away from their destinations.

Ryanair passengers due to fly just 160 miles across the Irish Sea were diverted to Paris, nearly 500 miles away.

And another flight that was supposed to land in Dublin ended up 640 miles away in the south of France. That's the same distance as New York City to Indiana.

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