Airlines expect to cancel thousands of flights due to snowstorm

Weather Underground Looks like we’ll be buried by 6 p.m. on Tues. March 14

Weather Underground Looks like we’ll be buried by 6 p.m. on Tues. March 14

Why do you need to know?

As a late-season winter storm approached much of the Northeast coast, hundreds of flights were being canceled hours before the snowfall expected country from ME to Virginia. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund.

By late-afternoon, the flight tracking website FlightAware.com reported just over 1,500 flight cancellations within, into and out of USA airports on Monday.

Some flights to those areas have been canceled, including flights to Baltimore, Boston, New York and Newark.

In addition to snarling air travel across the region, Stella could make driving extremely risky, with some roads likely to become impassable as blizzard conditions develop.

Hundreds of school districts from Buffalo to New York City have cancelled classes and authorities are advising people to stay off the roads as a nor'easter starts to pummel the Northeast. Poor weather could extend into early Wednesday at some New England airports.

United Airlines, the dominant carrier at Newark Liberty International Airport, has yet to cancel Tuesday departures but that's nearly certain to change.

Delta: Customers going to affected cities on March 14 or March 15 can rebook travel through March 17 without a charge. There is no extra fee as long as you book in the same cabin.

If you have any travel plans in or out of Burlington worldwide, check ahead with the airlines.

Travelers are urged to check flykci.com or their airlines for the latest flight status.

JetBlue is waiving fees for travelers across the Northeast for flights scheduled for Tuesday. One of those flights was to Chicago while the other was to Detroit.

But American Airlines had other plans for her.

For full details, be sure to check directly with your airline.

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