AA, Delta & United Issue Waivers For Nor’Easter

Snow Begins Falling at Chicago O'Hare

Snow Begins Falling at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

United to Suspend Some Flights to and from New York Area – Travel Waiver

An impending snowstorm associated with a Nor’easter is forecast to clip the east coast this week. United Airlines has announced they will suspend some flights, primarily domestic operations*, to/from New York area between noon Wednesday, November 7, 2012, and noon on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

Weather conditions will likely cause additional delays and cancellations at other northeast airports.

*At Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, *United intends to operate its long-haul international flights and flights to and from the airline’s other hubs, and will suspend most other services.

At John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia airports (LGA), United intends to operate most flights before noon, with all services then suspended through noon Thursday.

Where possible, United Airlines has proactively re-booked travelers ticketed with connections at Newark Liberty through the airline’s other hubs.

Customers scheduled to travel between November 6 and November 8 to/from/through New York City airports, along with Allentown (ABE), Hartford-Bradley (BDL), Manchester (MHT), Philadelphia (PHL), and White Plains Westchester County Airport (HPN), may reschedule their itineraries for travel originating no later than November 15, 2012, with a one-time date or time change, and the airline will waive the change fees and any additional fare that might otherwise apply. Customers may also request refunds to the original form of payment.

For additional details, visit United’s website or call United.

Delta Air Lines Declares NYC Winter Weather Waiver

Delta Air Lines is providing consumers with flight plans to/from/through Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and New York John F. Kennedy International (JFK), as well as Philadelphia (PHL) the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules, November 6, 2012 to November 8, 2012, without incurring fees.

Delta encourages customers to consider departing earlier, postponing or re-routing their travel to avoid possible inconvenience from expected flight delays and cancellations.

Consumer may rebook travel with the same origin and destination on new flights before or after original travel dates as long as they are ticketed and rescheduled for travel on or before November, 16, 2012.

Flight delays are likely at airports in NYC and Philadelphia as a result of high winds, heavy rain, and snow. Delta will proactively reduce flight schedules to minimize delays.

The airline encourages consumers to make changes via Delta’s website or the Fly Delta App. If you are flying to/from/or through an impacted market, check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport.

American Airlines New York and Philadelphia Flight Cancellations

American Airlines and American Eagle are suspending operations on November 7, 2012, in Philadelphia (PHL) at noon and at all New York-Area Airports, including LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Liberty (EWR), Westchester County (HPN), and John F. Kennedy (JFK) by 3 p.m.

Flights at Hartford-Bradley Intl Airport (BDL) are also likely to be delayed or cancelled.

Operations at these airports are expected to start up again the morning of Thursday, November 8, 2012. American and American Eagle have canceled approximately 290 flights to, from and through these airports on November 7 and November 8, 2012. Additional delays and cancellations may occur as American resumes operations in New York and Philadelphia.

Passengers with tickets issued no later than November 6, 2012, and are scheduled to travel November 7, 2012, or November 8, 2012, on American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection flights to, from or through the airports listed above may change flights without penalty, have the ticket-reissue charge waived for one ticket change, and begin travel as late as November 15, 2012, under American’s current travel waiver.

all other airlines

As of this writing, we have only received notification from United and Delta. It is likely other airlines will offer a weather waiver or you may encounter delays and/or cancellations traveling to impacted markets.

It is expected International Airlines will operate their flights, but please check with your carrier before going to the airport.

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