UPDATE: Delta continues to manage worsening Nor'easter, additional flights canceled

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By Adrian Gee • posted March 7, 2018 4:45 pm

Worsening weather conditions have led to additional flight cancellations as the storm continues to impact the Northeast. Delta has canceled approximately 600 flights Wednesday as a result of the Nor’easter.

Delta’s New York JFK and LaGuardia hubs have had intermittent runway closures for de-icing treatment. Additionally, the weather in LaGuardia has, at times, dropped below minimum landing requirements due to heavy winds and snow, prohibiting flights from arriving at the airport. Some flights bound for JFK and LaGuardia diverted as a result and additional cancellations are possible.

While Delta is managing today’s operations, the Operations and Customer Center teams are also planning tomorrow’s operation to limit the impact of the storm continuing into Thursday. Delta has proactively canceled approximately 50 flights for Thursday.

This latest round of cancellations comes as the second nor'easter winter storm in a week takes aim at the Northeast. Winds aren't expected to be as strong as in last week's storm – which saw wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour in some places – but New York may receive up to a foot of snow.

Delta issued a weather waiver for the Northeast and New England to allow customers affected by weather to make a one-time change to their ticket without fees if they are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the affected cities. Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

 

March 7, 11:20 a.m. ET

Snow began falling at Delta’s two New York hubs this morning and has prompted the cancellation of approximately 360 primarily Delta Connection regional flights. Additional cancellations and flight delays are expected as Delta crews work to safely de-ice flights amidst the latest nor’easter to hit the U.S. east coast.

The airline’s team of meteorologists say the storm is expected to bring approximately a foot of snow and gusty winds to New York metro airports. The Detroit hub has also been affected by the winter storm, with light snow that will linger through most of the day.

Delta issued a weather waiver for the Northeast and New England airports on Monday for customers to adjust their schedule if traveling through the cities affected by the storm. The airline expanded its weather waiver Tuesday to also include Bangor and Portland, Maine; Burlington, VT; and Manchester, N.H. Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

Ahead of the storm, Delta proactively called in additional Delta employees from other unaffected airports to assist with de-icing and customer handling. 

 

March 7, 8 a.m. ET

For the second time in the past week, Delta’s operations teams are preparing for another late-winter storm, expected to affect airports in the Northeast and New England, including at Delta’s New York JFK and LaGuardia hubs.

The airline’s team of meteorologists say the storm is expected to bring approximately seven inches of snow to New York metro airports  with light to moderate snow beginning in the early morning hours Wednesday, becoming heavy at times during the day Wednesday and tapering off in the overnight hours Wednesday night. The storm has the potential for high winds as well, though less severe than last week’s Nor’easter, which saw wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour in some places.

Delta has proactively canceled approximately 230 primarily Delta Connection regional flights, at airports in the New York area where snow and icy conditions are forecasted for the day. Some trans-Atlantic mainline flights have also been proactively canceled.

Delta issued a weather waiver for the Northeast and New England airports on Monday for customers to adjust their schedule if traveling through the cities affected by the storm. The airline expanded its weather waiver Tuesday to also include Bangor and Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vt.; and Manchester, N.H. Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

Ahead of the storm, additional Delta employees have been called in from other unaffected airports to assist with de-icing and customer handling.  

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