Boston-Logan (BOS), Hartford (BDL), and New York City Airports Open
January 10, 2013 – (Louisville, KY): Airports across the northeast United States are now open for business after monster storm Nemo dumped between one and three feet of snow across the region. Flights are once again operating at Boston-Logan Airport (BOS) which received nearly two feet of snow.
It will take a day for operations to ramp-up to normal at Boston-Logan as a result of the overall impact of the storm. Initially, international and other long-haul flights may receive priority, as this is where many airlines earn there money, but logistically it’ll come down to the location of aircraft and crews displaced from the winter storm.
As I have stressed in previous articles, it may take several days to be re-booked onto another flight depending on flight loads and the popularity of your destination. If you’re at the airport, it is useful to know your options, including both non-stop and connecting flights. Airlines publish their schedules online – make note of your options.
Additionally, if you’re stuck at the airport and you can’t get into your destination in a timely manner, it may be possible to fly into a nearby destination. One caveat – the airline will only fly you to the nearby airport – you’ll be responsible for any ground transportation costs.
New York’s Islip-MacArthur Airport (ISP) Airport on Long Island is also open but US Airways will not resume flights until 12:00noon and Southwest Airlines will not resume flights until 4:30pm this evening.
Another storm is knocking on the door, but thankfully it will lack the power of Monster Storm Nemo which resulted in the cancellation of over 5,500 flights.
New York Airports Open
All New York City Airports are open, including New York-LaGuardia (LGA), New York-Kennedy (JFK), and Newark Liberty International (EWR). However, runway 11 at Newark Liberty Airport remains closed as of this writing and is causing air traffic delays into Newark.
Minneapolis Airport Delays
If you’re scheduled to fly via Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), they are currently experiencing snow and snow/ice removal is in progress at the airport. At the moment, a ground delay program, which slows the arrival of aircraft into Minneapolis is in effect.