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Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
U.S. | By Wayne Curry

Check flight status before heading to airport

Check flight status before heading to airport

Lea says the airlines have been more pro-active in recent years, cancelling flights in the path of storms before the bad weather hits.

Norwegian meanwhile, which also flies routes from Scandinavia to the USA, has opted to wait and see for the time being. For example, an Orlando-to-Houston flight could be delayed or canceled if the aircraft or crew scheduled to fly it get knocked off schedule because of the problems in the Northeast.

The airports serving New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Baltimore are all likely to see major schedule disruptions if forecasts are accurate.

A powerful nor'easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads.

American canceled more than 450 flights Monday and 1,450 flights Tuesday due to the storm.

In New York, American canceled all Tuesday flights out of John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.

United: Customers traveling through affected airports can rebook through March 17 without paying a change fee.

According to flight tracking website flightaware.com there have been thousands of delays and cancellations already this week.

At Baltimore/Washington International, about 70% of Tuesday's schedule had been canceled by early Monday morning, according to FlightAware.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs.

Nineteen flights were canceled Monday night at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, eight flights at Greater Rochester International Airport and 16 flights at Albany International Airport. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund.

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