17 Degrees in Atlanta in the Afternoon — and More Travel Waivers From Airlines

Temperatures in the frozen tundra known as Atlanta are struggling to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit today, as the strong cold front passed through last night and squeezed about an inch of snow from the air — and at currently 17 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of only one degree, this is one of the coldest days in at least a decade…

17 Degrees in Atlanta in the Afternoon — and More Travel Waivers From Airlines

…and much of the rest of the southeastern United States is suffering as well. More travel waivers have been issued by airlines, as greater than 1,100 flights have already been canceled — and despite full sunshine, the melting of snow has been minimal; and many roads are still treacherous.

Here are seven airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for 35 airports in ten states for January 16, 2018 through Wednesday, January 17, 2018; and Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Delta Air Lines has issued travel alerts for 31 airports in eight states for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Wednesday, January 17, 2018; and Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for 34 airports in eleven states for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Wednesday, January 17, 2018; and Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Southwest Airlines has issued travel alerts for six airports in six states for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Thursday, January 18, 2018; and Thursday, February 1, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin
  • Frontier Airlines has issued travel alerts for Atlanta and New Orleans for Wednesday, January 17, 2018; and Monday, January 29, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Air Canada has issued travel alerts for Houston and Atlanta for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has issued travel alerts for 31 airports in eight states for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Wednesday, January 17, 2018; and Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

The travel waivers listed in this article are in addition to the ones listed for the rest of the eastern United States. Keep in mind that many schools and businesses are closed both today and tomorrow due to the frigid weather if you are traveling to the affected areas.

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely…

…and the photograph shown at the top of this article is that of frost on a window which renders it impossible through which to see the outside.

Photograph ©2018 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “17 Degrees in Atlanta in the Afternoon — and More Travel Waivers From Airlines”

  1. I flew home from St. Kitts on Delta last night via Atlanta. At takeoff, it was snowing! Our plane had to be de-iced!

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Ouch. That weather must have been quite a shock from the tropical weather you enjoyed.

      I hope you arrived home safely, Kathy (Will Run For Miles).

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