East Coast Nor’Easter Update

Map of New York City Airports

Traffic at New York City Airports To Return to Normal

Traffic at Northeast Airports to Return to Normal

Just a week after Hurricane Sandy walloped the east coast causing significant damage, Philadelphia, New York, and points north took a double punch with a Nor’Easter. Several inches of snow combined with high winds snarled air traffic across the east coast yesterday and last night.

The high winds, blowing snow, and low visibility resulted in significant air traffic disruptions just days after east coast air traffic was returning to normal.

Last night the storm conditions resulted in some trans-Atlantic flights being diverted to Boston, such as Virgin Atlantic Flight 9 from Heathrow (LHR) to New York Kennedy (JFK). The flight continued onward to New York Kennedy at 11:40pm last night.

All east coast airports are open, but airlines are operating at reduced schedules until later today. The Nor’Easter is expected to be fully clear of the New York City area and Long Island over the next few hours.

United Airlines halted most operations, except long-haul international flights and flights to other United Hubs at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) as of noon yesterday; United also suspended flights at New York LaGuardia (LGA) and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and intends to re-start full operations after 12:00 noon today, April 8, 2012.

Check with your airline before arriving at the airport.

Please note some forms of ground transportation which were re-started after Hurricane Sandy, including the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) are facing problems this morning. If you plan on using public transportation, check with regional public transportation operators for current operations status.

Taxi Services are available at all three New York City airports.

Several US carriers have weather waivers in effect allowing travel to/from/through impacted airports to be re-booked without change fees. American, Delta, and United Airlines have all published weather waivers. Please check your airline’s website for waiver details.

If your flight is cancelled, you are entitled to be re-booked in a timely manner. You may also receive a refund if you wish to cancel your travels plans.

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Boston-Logan Airport Operations

The Nor’Easter is centered near the Boston area this morning. As of 8:45am, Boston-Logan Airport (BOS) is reporting rain, 3 statute mile visibility, and wind gusts up to 30 knots.

The airport is open and flights are operating on a limited schedule as a result of the reduced visibility and wind gusts.

If you are traveling to, from, or through Boston’s Logan Airport today, we suggest you check with your airline before arriving at the airport.

Weather conditions are expected to improve later in the day.

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