Thousands of Flights Canceled as Second Nor’easter Slams East Coast

by Jessica Montevago
Thousands of Flights Canceled as Second Nor’easter Slams East Coast

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More than 2,000 flights are canceled at New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia airports as the region braces for a powerful nor’easter that is expected to worsen throughout Wednesday. It comes just days after another major storm hit the Northeast, forcing large-scale flight disruptions.

Winter Storm Quinn could drop up to a foot of snow on major cities today, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings across the region. The storm is also going to bring strong winds, with gusts over 40 mph along the Massachusetts coastline and over 30 mph for Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service. In addition, there is the possibility of coastal flooding.

So far, 2,137 flights have been canceled, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. Another 199 flights are preemptively canceled for tomorrow. At John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, more than 450 flights are canceled for Wednesday. Newark Liberty International Airport, meanwhile, had the highest number of cancellations with 555.

JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, and American are all waiving change fees for Wednesday, Mar. 7 and Thursday, Mar. 8.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is advising travelers to check their flights before arriving at the airport, as cancellations could increase throughout the day.

The flight disruptions come just as airlines recovered from Friday’s powerful nor’easter. High winds forced airlines to cancel 4,000 flights during that storm.

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