Stella's Cancellations and Delays Continue into Wednesday


Stella's Cancellations and Delays Continue into Wednesday

All flights from Baltimore/Washington International, Philadelphia International and Boston Logan International are canceled. Next update: by 5 p.m. ET. The airline is planning to resume normal operations Wednesday morning.

Passengers should not attempt to go to the airport unless they have called their airline and rebooked their canceled flight, officials said. Their meeting has been postponed until March 17.

At Syracuse's Hancock International Airport, 31 departing flights and 32 arrivals were canceled.

Although flight activity is near zero, the Port Authority of NY said all three airports remain open.

US airlines canceled almost 6,500 Tuesday flights, according to tracking service, a move aimed at avoiding costly delays and passenger inconvenience.

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.

Mineta San Jose International Airport has reported five inbound flights cancelled today, including one from Baltimore, one from NY, one from Boston and two from Newark.

Scrapping flights hours ahead of a storm lets an airline re-allocate planes and crew earlier, meaning fewer flights and passengers canceled in total as a storm passes.

Though flight cancellations are a pain, there is some good news-most airlines are offering free rebooking for those affected by the storm. The weather won't be warming up through the week so delays and cancellations could extend into early Wednesday.

If you're stuck at the airport, travel agents suggest being on the phone with them when your turn comes at the ticket counter.

All big USA airlines have waived change fees for customers ticketed to fly to airports in the storm's path.

The storm is moving farther west than originally forecast, which means Syracuse will likely get even more snow than previously forecast.



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