2016 northeast snowstorm

2016 Northeast Snowstorm Flight Delays, Cancelations, Amtrak Update For New York, D.C., Boston Travelers

Wondering if your flight is canceled due to the East Coast snow storm? If you are traveling in or out of Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, or Boston this weekend, thousands of flights have already been canceled ahead of Winter Storm Jonas.

Find airline contact information below and an update on the snowfall totals expected in the Northeast where blizzard conditions are expected on Friday.

By late Thursday night, Flight Aware had over 2,400 flights listed as cancelled for Friday; the number is expected to rise as the storm intensifies. Amtrak also announced a modified schedule for service in the Northeast for Friday, with the possibility of delays and cancelations right into the weekend.

If you have tickets for a flight on American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, United, Jet Blue, or Southwest Airlines, your flight may be canceled on Friday. At the very least, travelers heading into or out of the mid-Atlantic states and New England should expect long delays as we head into the weekend.

  • Flying Delta? Get the latest information about your flight and get updates sent directly to your wireless device or email with Delta Messenger.
  • Jet Blue is waiving change or cancel fees customers traveling between January 22-24 to or from the following cities.
  • If you are traveling on Southwest Airlines this weekend, check this list of cities to find out if you are eligible for rescheduling or a refund in the event that your flight is canceled.
  • US Airways has travel alerts listed at over 30 airports starting late Thursday night. The airline states that it has “relaxed” its rescheduling policy for people who are traveling through of the airports listed between January 21-24.
  • American Airlines has list of cities with delays or cancellations and will waive change fees for most of these flights between January 21-24.
  • United Airlines will not charge change fees for flights departing out of these cities between January 20-27.
  • Frontier Airlines has a storm alert in effect from January 21-25. Customers can make one itinerary change at no charge if they are flying in or out of these cities during that time period.
  • Alaska Airlines is allowing travelers who purchased tickets on or before January 20 to change or cancel their travel plans at no charge for travel between January 22-24 to or from these cities.

Traveling by train? Amtrak’s latest Northeast service updates state that while service between Virginia and Boston will be operating throughout the weekend, some trains will be running on a modified schedule. Check Amtrak’s website before your departure time to find out if your train has been canceled or has a delayed departure.

According to the Weather Channel, people in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York should brace for blizzard conditions with snowfall totals expected to be over two feet in some areas. Heavy snow, winds as of 50 mph or more, ice, and white-out conditions are expected.

Get the latest updates on Winter Storm Jonas by following the Weather Channel or Weather Undergound on Twitter.

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