Flights in Northeast canceled because of massive winter storm

img 3741 Flights in Northeast canceled because of massive winter storm

The temperature was minus-5 degrees on New Year’s Day at JFK airport in New York, where Alaska Airlines station supervisor Mellisa Delduca, Dollie Landvatter and Martin Paddock bundled up for work.

UPDATE: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America continue to keep close watch on a massive winter storm that’s causing problems today in the Northeast with heavy snow and blizzard conditions.

Both airlines have canceled an additional six flights Thursday (Jan. 4) and seven flights Friday (Jan. 5) in and out of New York Kennedy, New York LaGuardia and Newark. Depending on the weather and recovery efforts at the airports, more flights could be canceled.

Since Wednesday, Alaska and Virgin America have canceled more than 85 flights to and from Boston, the three airports in the New York City area and Philadelphia due to the winter storm.

Alaska and Virgin America have implemented flexible travel policies that waive change and cancellation fees for guests who would like to alter their plans to or from affected airports. Learn more at alaskaair.com and virginamerica.com.

All customers are encouraged to check the status of their flights online at alaskaair.com and virginamerica.com, or on Alaska’s mobile app before leaving for the airport.

Original post from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3:

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have canceled 76 flights Jan. 3-4 at five Northeast airports in advance of a large, powerful winter storm that’s being described as a “bomb cyclone,” or bombogenesis.

So far, 25 flights are canceled on Wednesday and 51 flights on Thursday. Heavy snow and hurricane-force winds are forecast, especially in New England.

Most Alaska and Virgin America flights in and out of Boston, New York Kennedy, New York LaGuardia, Newark and Philadelphia have been canceled as a precaution.

Alaska is closely monitoring the conditions in the Northeast. Flights will only operate when it’s safe to do so.

Alaska and Virgin America have implemented flexible travel policies that waive change and cancellation fees for guests who would like to alter their plans to or from affected airports. Learn more at alaskaair.com and virginamerica.com.

All customers are encouraged to check the status of their flights online at alaskaair.com and virginamerica.com, or on Alaska’s mobile app before leaving for the airport.

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