More than 8,000 flights cancelled across the Northeast as blizzard cripples the country’s air travel
Thousands of flights on Monday and Tuesday were preemptively cancelled across the United States
More than 8,000 flights have been cancelled since Sunday in preparation for the Northeast blizzard
Airlines cancelled more than 6,000 flights on Tuesday at airports including New York, Boston and Chicago
More than 2,000 flights were cancelled across the region on Monday
Major airlines will allow ticketed travelers affected by the storm to change flights without an additional fee
Winter Storm Stella is headed to the East Coast as officials have placed New York City and parts of northern New Jersey under blizzard warning
Blowing snow and strong winds could lead to whiteout conditions with visibility as poor as a quarter mile
By Emily Crane and Regina F. Graham
14 March 2017
The dangerous Northeast blizzard predicted to cripple the country’s air travel has forced the cancellation of 8,000 flights since Sunday.
While the nor’easter Stella was downgraded as it hit New York City on Tuesday with snow totals falling short of initial estimates, mass cancellations and states of emergency stayed in effect.
Airlines cancelled more than 6,000 flights as of Tuesday morning – a figure that is likely to grow – given it promised to be the worst travel day for the late winter storm.
Airports in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia were among the hardest hit, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
Nearly all flights at New York City’s three airports were canceled on Tuesday, with similar issues at Boston and Baltimore. Most flights were cancelled before the day even began.