Severe Storm pummels US Air travel with Thousands of Flight Delays and Cancellations!

  • 04 December 2019
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Travelers got completely stranded as a strong winter storm slammed most parts of the US during this weekend. This has led to significant flight disruptions with thousands of delays and cancellations. Over 1,000 flights were canceled on Sunday and Monday because of this heavy storm comprising of strong wind current, rain, snow, and ice.


As per the weather forecast, the situation might get worse with more disruptions expected as the East Coast is expecting more snowy days ahead. Cities like Albany, upstate New York and parts of New England have been covered with over one foot of snow already. The West Coast also witnessed bad weather conditions with strong wind and storm over the weekend leading to flight disruptions and delays at San Francisco International Airport.

 

This weather chaos has led to almost 172 flight cancellations and over 450 flight delays.
With a business perspective, this weather challenge has massively hit the airline trade as this is supposed to be the busiest days for the US airline industry. A record-breaking figure of over 31.6 million travelers was expected during this entire Thanksgiving period of nearly 10 to 12 days, which is around 4% more than the last year.


As a mitigation plan, all major airlines like American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines have extended change-fees waiver support for travelers flying Monday and Tuesday to and from various Northeast airports.. These measures were taken to ease out the stress a bit and help thousands of stranded fliers a hassle-free flight change and rebooking.

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