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 listed below:
- *** Weather Disruption 21st/22nd Jan East Coast USA *** British Airways | Executive Club forum
- East Coast Winter Weather “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Waiver Posted Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum
- East Coast Travel Alert 21-22 Jan 2014 & Weather Waiver American Airlines | AAdvantage > American AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) forum
- 20/21-Jan-2014 – Winter Storm and Impact to UA’s Operations United Airlines | MileagePlus forum
- Cancelled flights due to winter storm TravelBuzz forum
- JFK cancellations due to winter storm Janus? Information Desk forum
- Winter Strom from Maine to Charlotte JetBlue | TrueBlue forum
Flight delays are expected to continue through today; so if you have a flight scheduled, your flight could be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.
Snow fell in at least 15 states due to this latest winter storm. Numerous locations received record snowfall for any January 21: for example, New York received an accumulation of eleven inches of snow; while Philadelphia was socked with 13.5 inches of snow…
…and if that is not bad enough, another deep freeze is expected in many locations of the eastern United States and eastern Canada. In fact, portions of southern Florida have experienced frost yesterday and will continue to be relatively cold today; so if you plan to escape the bitter cold, do not expect to be lounging at poolside sipping a piña colada under a palm tree while attempting to avoid sunburn, as the low temperature in Miami is expected to be 48 degrees Fahrenheit tonight — balmy when compared to low temperatures expected tonight of 6 degrees Fahrenheit in Boston; 0 degrees Fahrenheit in Indianapolis; -14 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis; and even 22 degrees Fahrenheit in Atlanta, which is expected to experience a low temperature of only 12 degrees Fahrenheit tomorrow.
By the way, those are actual temperatures — not the wind chills, which are expected to be dangerously cold due to significant winds. For example, that actual expected low temperature of -14 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis tonight should feel more like 31 degrees below zero Fahrenheit because of the winds.
Because of the frigid cold temperatures expected for the remainder of this week, expect flight delays due to the deicing of aircraft, which could affect the departure and arrival times of flights at airports unaffected by the winter weather.
Spring is only two months away in the northern hemisphere — or perhaps you would like to travel to Sydney, where the high temperature is expected to be 79 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle of summer on January 23…