More Airlines Issue Travel Alerts February 2021 For Winter Weather in Mid-Atlantic United States

Additional airlines have issued travel alerts for a winter storm which has been affecting the mid-Atlantic United States; so if that region of the United States is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather.

More Airlines Issue Travel Alerts February 2021 For Winter Weather in Mid-Atlantic United States

For this winter system, ice is as much of a threat as snow.

Up to as much as 24 inches of snow could fall on a small area which includes extreme parts of western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and northeastern West Virginia; while an area from extreme southeastern Ohio to southern New Jersey may experience as much as six inches of snow — including Baltimore, Morgantown, Gettysburg, Martinsburg, Lancaster, Atlantic City, and the District of Columbia.

Areas from northeastern Kansas and extreme eastern Nebraska to the Great Lakes and from southern Indiana to central New Jersey to extreme northwestern North Carolina can expect up to three inches of snow. This includes East Brunswick, Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Roanoke, Philadelphia, New Brunswick, and Dover.

Ice is possible from northeastern Texas all the way to extreme southern New Jersey — which includes Nashville, Tulsa, Richmond, Evansville, Memphis, and Cincinnati — but ice will be a more significant threat from northeastern Arkansas all the way to central Virginia, as up to a half inch of ice is forecast for this area.

Rain is forecast from the Gulf Coast of Texas to extreme southeastern Virginia. Cities such as Atlanta, New Orleans, Greenville, Houston, Montgomery, Asheville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Knoxville, Spartanburg, and Baton Rouge could experience thunderstorms and heavy rain.

In fact — as the time this article was written — a horrific crash which involved a blazing fire and at least a dozen vehicles resulted in the shutdown of Interstate 75 in Cobb County northwest of Atlanta for the rest of the day today, Thursday, February 11, 2021; and fatalities have been reported. The highway was slick at the time due to thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area earlier this morning.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the mid-Atlantic region of the United States is in your travel plans over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

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

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for:
    • 13 airports in four states for Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021; and Monday, February 15, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
    • Dallas-Fort Worth for Thursday, February 11, 2021; and Sunday, February 14, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Delta Air Lines has issued travel alerts for 12 airports in four states for Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021; and Monday, February 15, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for 15 airports in four states for Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021; and Monday, February 15, 2021 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 four states for Thursday, February 4, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021; and Friday, February 19, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • JetBlue Airways has issued travel alerts for Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and the District of Columbia for Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021; and Monday, February 15, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

I attempt to report on more of the weather than the airlines issue for travel alerts because I want for you to travel safely — or at least avoid traveling if that is possible.

Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of this winter weather system.

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.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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