Travel Alert: Winter Storm to Affect Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
Here we go again: airlines are canceling flights over the next couple of days starting today as a result of the latest round of winter weather to impact the midwestern and northeastern United States — as well as southeastern Canada — where snowfall accumulation ix expected to total as much as 12 inches in some locations. FlyerTalk members will definitely be affected, as evidenced in the following discussions listed below:
- [Feb 4-5, 2014] Central US Winter Storm Waivers United Airlines | MileagePlus forum
- [3-Feb-2014 winter storm] problems at EWR? United Airlines | MileagePlus forum
- Strategy on upcoming flight (weather) Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum
- Weather and upcoming BOS-LAX flights Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum
- Why is there no Weather Waiver for BGM, AVP, and ABE? Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum
- Weather Mess – JFK to YYZ – Drove Home Instead – options? American Airlines | AAdvantage > American AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) forum
- Weather delay reroute to next trip instead of finishing first trip American Airlines | AAdvantage > American AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) forum
- Can United blame the weather for cancellation due to conditions in another location? United Airlines | MileagePlus forum
- Weather xcel and rebooking? Virgin America | Elevate forum
- NYC weather – 3 separate reservations in 5 days. Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum
- Rebooking online during weather waiver United Airlines | MileagePlus forum
- New Plat with cancelled flight due to weather (I think). Will AA move me to DL/UA? American Airlines | AAdvantage (Pre-Merger) forum
- Winter WX Travel Advisory 2/3-2-5 Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards forum
Flight delays are expected to continue through Wednesday; 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 accumulation is expected in at least 28 states from Colorado to Maine and five provinces due to this latest winter storm. Cities expected to be impacted the most include Detroit, Kansas City and Cleveland; while cities such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Omaha, Buffalo, Halifax and Boston will expect less snowfall — but enough to delay or cancel flights.
Meanwhile, cities such as Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Washington are expected to experience mixed precipitation, which could include snow mixed with rain or ice.
Portions of the northeastern United States already received approximately eight inches of snow today. Flights have already been delayed or canceled as a result.
Flight delays and cancellations are expected throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5, 2014; 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. Check with the airline which operates your flight, just to be certain about your travel plans.