15 March, 2017
US airlines have scrapped about 5,400 flights Tuesday as a late-winter storm dumps snow on some of the nation's busiest airports.
The National Weather Service has already announced a Winter Storm Watch is in effect for New Hampshire starting Tuesday morning, March 14, through Wednesday evening, March 15. The markets affected include New York City, Newark, Boston, Washington D.C, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
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Delta said in a statement that it expects to resume operations from ny with a reduced Tuesday night schedule: "Flights should return to relative normalcy Wednesday, pending facility evaluations and resumption of mass transit services in ny".
"We got a message that our flight was canceled today, they've put us on a flight for tomorrow so hopefully we make it out", said Preeti Nalk, who is traveling to Dallas. "Aviation travel will likely be disrupted". Many flights that were not canceled experienced delays of up to six hours.
It's business as usual Monday at Newark, Philadelphia and the two New York City airports.
The airline said all change fees and applicable fare differences will be waived provided that original flights were ticketed on or before Sunday.