Published: Fri, March 17, 2017
Business | By Megan Pierce

Tuesday: Flight cancellations soar, 8000 since Sunday

Tuesday: Flight cancellations soar, 8000 since Sunday

On Monday, heavy snow and strong winds are expected to stretch from Washington, Boston, but the storm will hit a much larger swatch of the US, too. All of those flights would have arrived between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight.

Delta expects to resume operations with a reduced Tuesday night schedule and flights should return closer to normal on Wednesday. Their meeting has been postponed until March 17.

As of 6 p.m., about 88 incoming flights and 73 incoming flights scheduled for Wednesday were canceled, according to FlightAware.

The majority of the flights from the Blue Grass Airport are heading out on time.

Wednesday was expected to see some recovery, but carriers were already canceling flights.

Tuesday's cancellations includes roughly hundreds of flights on Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and American Airlines.

Almost all flights were canceled at the three big airports serving New York City, which remained under a blizzard warning for much of Tuesday.

Spirit: Customers going to affected cities can rebook through March 16 or March 18, depending on the airport. More than 190 Wednesday flights are already off the books, mostly at Washington National, Baltimore/Washington, Boston Logan and Chicago Midway airports.

"I had to change my flight to an earlier one and get up much earlier this morning, and I'm hoping to get out before the snow flies", said another. Twitter users can also receive automated updates by tweeting their flight number @BDLFlightInfo. "But they may have problems when they get to their hub airport".

The major airlines are waiving ticket-change fees that range up to $200 for customers who want to change their travel plans.

Schools opened late and residents were warned to stay off the roads in Washington D.C. Tuesday morning due to the impacts of Winter Storm Stella.

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