Hurricane Sandy: airlines, airports not fooling around

Airlines & airports are not fooling around when it comes to Hurricane Sandy.

On Sunday evening, news outlets were reporting that airlines had already canceled close to 7,000 flights throughout the system – not just in the northeast – in anticipation of the storm and encouraging passengers to take advantage of cancellation waiver offers.

Airports are doing their part to reinforce the message. Here’s part of a message that Philadelphia International Airport sent out Sunday evening:

“We have been advised by our airlines that all flight operations have been canceled for tomorrow, Monday, October 29th. This is a dangerous storm and safety is our main concern.¬†

We and the airlines will be monitoring/assessing¬†the situation¬†throughout the day tomorrow to determine when flight activity can resume. We ask individuals not to come to the airport.”

Other airports are sending out similar messages. This one from Nashville International Airport:

“Beginning later this evening, the majority of commercial service flights into and out of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York, N.Y., have been cancelled. If you are flying to these cities, please check your flight status.”

Bottom line: stay home, stay away from the airport, stay safe.