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Travel Alert: More Winter Weather Woes For the Northeastern United States

Greater than 7,000 flights have already been delayed as a result of the latest round of winter weather to impact the northeastern United States, where snowfall accumulation totaled as much as 15 inches in some locations — and FlyerTalk members have definitely been affected, as evidenced in the following discussions…

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Travel Advisory for Tropical Storm Andrea

If you plan on traveling along the entire east coast of the United States, your travel might be impacted by Tropical Storm Andrea due to heavy rainfall, strong winds, thunderstorms, flooding and possible tornadoes. Cities expected to be impacted by Tropical Storm Andrea through Saturday morning include…

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Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims and Earn Up to 500 AAdvantage Miles

The tornadoes which quickly developed with little warning and touched town in Oklahoma were some of the more powerful ones on record — and some neighborhoods were completely wiped out as a result. Unfortunately, nine of the 24 people who died as a result of the tornadoes were children. Many more people were injured but escaped with literally the shirts on their backs and little else. Hardest hit was the town of Moore…

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Radiation of Airline Passengers by “Dark Lightning”?

FlyerTalk members have long been concerned with being exposed to radiation during their travels — whether it is by being screened at an airport security checkpoint, or simply by flying as a passenger aboard a commercial aircraft — as they do not want to increase their chances of being diagnosed with such diseases as cancer. The levels of radiation and their effect on your safety have also been long debated. For example…

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Update: Blizzard Conditions Contribute to Potentially Historic Winter Storm; Airports Closed

As I type this, Boston is currently experiencing heavy snowfall of up to five inches per hour, frigid temperatures and windy conditions with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour in what could be one of the worst storms to affect New England — where as much as three feet of snow could accumulate — in recorded history. A blizzard warning — issued when sustained winds or frequent gusts exceeding 35 miles per hour are expected with significant falling snow — is currently in effect in New England until 1:00 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time today. One fatality has already been reported in New York as the result of…

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Travel Alert: Northeastern United States Expected to Be Impacted by Major Snowstorm

If you are planning to travel to or be in the northeastern United States and extreme eastern Canada within the next few days, you may want to consider changing your plans as a powerful winter storm is expected to wreak havoc on virtually every form of travel, with some locations expecting up to as much as two feet of snow under blizzard conditions. Cities expected to be affected by this winter storm include…

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My Thoughts on Sandy — and How You Can Help Storm Victims

First, let us get right to how you can help those who have been adversely affected by the storm known as Sandy: many suggestions are found here — some of which you could be rewarded with frequent flier loyalty program miles or frequent guest loyalty program points. Donate through a reputable charity or religious institution such as a church, mosque or synagogue; or donate through your favorite airline or hotel company…or, you can do what I did back in 2005 to help those people who were affected by Hurricane Katrina: roll up your sleeves and volunteer to help clean up. I drove to Mississippi and found devastation and destruction at a scale which I have never previously witnessed…

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Travel Alert: New Storm Approaching; 2.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Areas of New Jersey Affected by Sandy

The epicenter of a minor earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 which occurred early this morning was located in Ringwood, New Jersey and was felt in neighboring communities still reeling from the effects of the major storm which incorporated what was once Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, there are no reports of damage or injuries. However — of note to travelers as well as to residents of the New York metropolitan area — another major storm is forecast to reach the New York City area on…

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Sandy Absorbed by Winter Storm; Airports Closed; Millions Without Power in 11 States; Flood Warnings

As the landfall of Hurricane Sandy occurred in southern New Jersey within the past couple of hours, eight people have died, greater than four million people are reportedly without power in eleven states due to power lines and trees down, flood warnings have been issued in numerous locations, snow has been falling in blizzard conditions in the Appalachian Mountain areas, seven bridges have been closed in the New York City area, all flights at all three major airports in the Washington, D.C. area have been cancelled, record storm surges have been recorded along coastal areas — and instead of becoming Tropical Storm Sandy, the former hurricane has been absorbed by a larger system, creating what is being called a “super storm.” A flood warning is in effect in Chicago, with several hundred flights canceled at both major airports and surfers taking in the waves on Lake Michigan. Meanwhile…

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