Bad weather cancels flights across Northeast of the US

  • Bad weather cancels flights across Northeast of the US

Bad weather cancels flights across Northeast of the US

Republic Airlines has canceled 137 flights, which account for 17 percent of its Tuesday flights.

Ahead of Tuesday's Nor'easter, set to dump up to 2 feet of snow across several Northeast states, thousand of flights have been canceled. Flights to and from New York, Boston and Chicago were the hardest hit with severe delays or outright cancellations. Volaris flight VOI858 scheduled to depart at 10:23 pm from the International Airport of Mexico City to NY was also canceled. Another 23 flights scheduled to arrive in New Orleans are canceled. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund.

According to the latest update from the National Weather Service, a powerful nor'easter will bring very heavy snow, ice, strong winds and risky travel conditions from the Middle Atlantic to New England through Tuesday. Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have had the most flights cancelled today, but JetBlue and Republic Airlines are running just about half their scheduled flights.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for northeast New Jersey, southeast NY and southern CT. Chicago is a main connection point with many flights in and out of the Springfield airport.

Southwest alone has already cancelled more than 880 flights for tomorrow, and 68% of all flights out of Baltimore-Washington Airport (many of them Southwest) are already scrapped, too. Many airlines expected to resume service Tuesday evening or Wednesday, but warned that those plans could change depending on the severity of the storm.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey released a statement on Monday advising travelers against going to airports in light of the storm. Many of them related to the storm. We also talked with a man who was trying to get to Houston, Texas but his flight was canceled because of the domino effect.