Travel Northeast Braces For Another Round of Winter Storm Cancellations
Airlines Owe Passengers $413 Million in 2017
Only a small minority of eligible travelers will file a claim.According to air passenger rights organization, AirHelp, the hundreds of thousands of U.S. passengers impacted by cancellations and delays lasting three hours or more are entitled to claim more than $413 million in compensation.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the northeastis dealing with the winter storm effects from a nor’easter, which has caused flight delays and cancellations.
According toas of 9:30 a.m. ET, more than 1,450 flights were canceled across the United States Tuesday, including more than 800 departing and arriving flights at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Other airports dealing with delays and cancellations from the winter storm includeInternational, Baltimore–Washington International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International and New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International.
How Cold Does It Have to Be to Keep a Plane From Flying?
With much of the country in the midst of a deep freeze, travelers may be wondering how cold it has to be for the severe weather to foil upcoming travel plans. But it isn't the cold that's a problem for most aircraft.After all, commercial airplanes can cruise at an altitude of nearly 40,000 feet, where temperatures hover around -70 degrees Fahrenheit. Jet fuel freezes at around -40 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will work just fine as long as it’s kept above that temperature on the ground.
The cancellations don’t stop Tuesday, either, as Flight Aware is reporting more than 130 additional flights have already been canceled for Wednesday. Airlines are asking customers traveling to or from impacted airports to reach out to their carriers before heading to the facilities in the coming days.
Carriers are waiving change fees and fare differences for impacted travelers that purchased tickets for travel on Tuesday or Wednesday, including major airlines such as, JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, and United.
In addition, Amtrak announced it willbetween Boston and New York City Tuesday for the remainder of the day, due to inclement weather. Service will be restored pending improved conditions.
There’s a Massive Blood Shortage This Winter. Here’s How You Can Help
The American Red Cross is making an urgent call for blood and platelet donations of all blood types to help combat a blood shortage, after severe winter weather caused January blood bank donations to drop by the thousands. also required.More than 5,500 blood and platelet donations have gone uncollected so far this year, and more than 150 blood drives were forced to cancel due to the early January winter storm along the eastern seaboard, the Red Cross said.
The most recent cancellations comeafter more than 3,000 flights were impacted and Amtrak was forced to abandon routes due to a nor’easter that hit the east coast last Wednesday and Thursday.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the northeast started March with a massive snowstorm during the first weekend of the month that causedand left hundreds of thousands of people without power for days.
Airlines cancel flights as another winter storm nears .
American Airlines calls off flights from Boston's Logan airport tomorrow ahead of the storm.
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