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United Plans Newark Arrivals, American Plans Philly Departures as Storm Moves Through

15 March 2017, 12:58 | Ignacio Smith

United Plans Newark Arrivals, American Plans Philly Departures as Storm Moves Through

The Latest Wintry mix slowing commute in New Jersey

American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines announced Monday that all Tuesday flight operations in and out of New York City airports have been canceled.

Northeast braces for massive late winter stormAccording to the airline-tracking website FlightAware, more than 5,000 Tuesday flights were canceled. That means airports from New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C. could be shutdown until Wednesday.

United Airlines, the dominant carrier at Newark Liberty International Airport, has yet to cancel Tuesday departures but that's nearly certain to change.

Even more flights are expected to be canceled on Tuesday, when Upstate New York and other areas along the East Coast are expected to get hit with heavy snowfall.

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As of 6 a.m., the cancelled flights included 846 at LaGuardia Airport, 761 at John F. Kennedy International Airport and 439 at Philadelphia International Airport, according to FlightAware. Over all about 22-hundred flights cancelled.

We are sorry for the disruption to your travel plans and are doing all we can to minimise the effect the weather forecast will have on our USA operations. And while the cancellations aren't impacting most of the flight coming into and leaving out of KCI, the airport recommends you check the flight schedule before you head to the airport. More than 8,000 flights across the US have been canceled since Sunday, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Southwest: Customers holding reservations into or out of affected airports on specific dates can rebook or travel standby within 14 days of their original trip without paying any additional charge. They can also change their flight without fee if they were scheduled to travel through an affected airport through March 15.

"This policy also applies to American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair flights on these routes", says BA.

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