Another Winter Storm Causes East Coast Cancellations

Here’s what you need to know about the latest winter storm and its impact on air travel.

January is shaping up to be a horrific month for flyers. It was only a few weeks ago that a major winter storm snarled air traffic in the Midwest and the Northeast. And now, another bout of bad weather is causing delays and cancellations in the busy Northeast.

According to data from FlightAware, almost 7,000 flights were canceledTuesday, along with roughly 4,000 flight delays. As of this morning, about 1,500 flights have been grounded. Airports most affected by the storm include some of the busiest in the nation: hubs in Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.

Most airlines operating flights in the Northeast are offering change-fee waivers, allowing flyers to rebook without penalty. Generally, the fee waivers apply for travel through today. Find further information on airline change-fee waivers at the following links. (If your carrier isn’t listed here, it may not have announced change-fee waivers on its website yet. Contact your airline for more information.)

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By Caroline Costello

Caroline Costello's travel accomplishments include surviving a 2 a.m. whitewater rafting excursion in the Canadian wilderness, successfully biking from Dusseldorf to Cologne without a map, and gaining access to a covert pizza speakeasy in New Orleans.

Caroline is an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). Her work has appeared on USA Today, the Boston Globe,,, ABC News, TODAY Travel, and, among other publications.

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