With winter weather descending on the Northeast, Tuesday is shaping up to be a headache for travel through the region’s airports. New York City could get up to eight inches of snow, with a foot or more in Boston.
As of 6 a.m. ET as of Tuesday, airlines had canceled more than 1,011 flights, according to flight tracking site FlightAware. JetBlue accounts for most of these cancellations, with 156, or 19% of its schedule.
Airlines proactively issued waivers to give travelers additional flexibility to change their tickets ahead of the storm. If you are traveling from, to, or through the Northeast on Tuesday, you should monitor your flight status and consider changing your plans to avoid the worst weather.
Depending on the exact timing of the storm, Wednesday could also be a complicated day to fly, as airlines can sometimes take longer to get all their operational elements back in place after the bad weather clears.
Here are the airlines offering exemptions. Click on each carrier name to see full terms.
What you are owed if your flight is canceled or delayed
If your flight is canceled, you are entitled to a full refund via your payment method, if you choose not to travel on alternative flights offered by the airline, even if you purchased a non-refundable ticket.
The rules regarding flight delays are a little more obscure. Still, the Department of Transportation’s Consumer Travel Dashboard outlines commitments various airlines have made to compensate delayed passengers, from food and hotel vouchers to credits for future travel.
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