3 departures canceled at Chattanooga Airport due to storm


3 departures canceled at Chattanooga Airport due to storm

It is expected that about 31 million people in the northeast are now under a blizzard warning. Why do you need to know?

According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to begin falling late Monday night in southwestern portion of the state and continue through Tuesday.

If you were planning to fly out of the Mitchell International Airport Tuesday to the eastern United States through Wednesday, the operative word is "were".

American Airlines, along with its regional partners, canceled more than 450 flights Monday and 1,450 flights Tuesday, the airline said.

The majority of cancellations for outgoing flights affect routes to Northeastern cities, including New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

While New York City was spared from the 12 to 16 inches of snow that weather forecasters predicted would hit the area, other regions were severely hit by Stella.

Though some flights were able to depart before the storm began closing in on New Jersey, Tuesday's cancellations accounted for more than 87 percent of the day's flights scheduled to leave from Newark. Changes must be made prior to the original departure date for new flights departing on or before Friday.

American Airline flights from NY were among those canceled. There is no extra fee as long as you book in the same cabin.

There will be no flights from London Heathrow to Boston, and while some flights to and from Washington and Baltimore will go ahead, schedules may be changed.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue have all issued travel waivers to passengers affected by the storm. New flights must be booked for travel on or before March 17. But, Spirit Airlines, one of its largest carriers, is waiving fees for travelers to switch to flights later in the week. We also talked with a man who was trying to get to Houston, Texas but his flight was canceled because of the domino effect. For travelers headed to or leaving Chicago, flights can be rebooked between now and Wednesday.



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