Posts in the category "Weather":

Stockholm Airport’s Climate Portal

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Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport has created a “Climate Portal” to give passengers a preview of the weather at their destination – or at a destination they might want to book for a future trip.

The portal has three rooms – titled HOT, COLD and BIG – that use sound and image technology plus wind and temperature simulations to somehow transform online weather data into the physical experiences of being in various cities.

Here’s a short video the Arlanda Airport put together to explain:

Why create a weather portal at the airport when passengers are about to board planes which are already portals to new places?

It’s fun, of course, but as airport representatives point out, a weather preview is also a good reminder that you may need to do a bit of last minute shopping for sunscreen for that warm weather destination.

Look for Arlanda’s Climate Portal in Terminal 5, near Gate F26,  through August 31.

Airlines cancel flights; waive change fees for newest storms

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Another big mess out there for travelers this week as winter storms blow in and cancel flights to, from and through the Midwest, Northeast and lots of other places – like Phoenix, where everyone is trying to head home after that heartbreaking (for Seahawks fans…) Super Bowl game.

Airlines have already canceled thousands of flights and posted instructions on which cities are included, the waiver policies on change fees and how best to rebook a flight.

Here’s a list of links to airline travel advisories. Check back often as some airlines still need to catch up from the weekend and others will likely alter or extend their policies.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Air Lines

Jet Blue

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

United Airlines

Virgin America

US Airways

 

 

Flights canceled as blizzard heads for the Northeast

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Airlines have already canceled thousands of flights to, through and from the northeast and other parts of the country today in advance of a giant storm expected to break snowfall records.

Change fee waivers for flights scheduled through Wednesday have are also being offered by many airlines.

Here’s a list of links to many airline travel alerts.

Air Canada

Alaska Airlines


American Airlines

Delta Air Lines


Frontier Airlines

Jet Blue

Porter Airlines


Southwest


United Airlines


US Airways


Virgin America

WestJet

Many international flights scheduled to arrive in the United States on the east coast are going to be canceled or diverted as well, so be sure to check with your airline before heading out.

Airline advisories/waivers for Winter Storm Juno

Updated Sunday, January 25 at 1:30 pm Eastern time.

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Here’s an updated (as of Sunday, January 25) list of links to the travel advisories and travel waiver policies airlines posted for the Winter Storm Juno – and other bad weather affecting flights on the east coast this weekend and into next week.

As always, if you have a flight scheduled be sure to check – and re-check – with your airline before heading out in bad weather.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines has posted a travel alert for those scheduled to travel on January 26 and 27 to, from or through these cities: Albany, NY (ALB), Allentown / Bethlehem, PA (ABE), Baltimore, MD (BWI), Bangor, ME (BGR), Boston, MA (BOS), Burlington, VT (BTV), Harrisburg, PA (MDT), Hartford, CT (BDL), Islip/Long Island/Macarthur, NY (ISP), Manchester, NH (MHT), New Haven, CT (HVN), NY/NJ: (JFK, LGA, EWR), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Portland, ME (PWM), Providence, RI (PVD), Scranton / Wilkes Barre, PA (AVP), State College University Park, PA (SCE), Stewart / Newburgh, NY (SWF), Washington Dulles, VA (IAD), Washington Reagan Nat’l, DC (DCA), Westchester County / White Plains, NY (HPN) and Williamsport, PA (IPT)

Delta Air Lines: for travel scheduled on January 26 to 27 to, from or through a very long of airports.

JetBlue: for travel on January 26 and 27 to/from or through BWI, Boston (BOS), Hartford (BDL), JFK, LGA, EWR, Newburgh, NY (SWF), PHL, Portland, ME (PWM), Providence (PVD), DCA, IAD,  White Plains, NY (HPN), and Worcester, MA (ORH).

Southwest Airlines : for flights to, from or through the following cities January 26 and 27 to/from or through BWI and the Washington, D.C. area (IAD, DCA) airports and on January 26 to, from or through PHL, EWR, LGA, Long Island/Islip (ISP), Albany (ALB), Hartford (BDL), Providence (PVD), Boston (BOS), Manchester (MHT) and Portland (PWM).

United Airlines

Virgin America for travel on January 27 to, from or through: BOS, JFK, LGA, EWR, LGA, IAD and DCA.

 

 

 

Airlines ready for Xmas eve snowstorm

Snowglobe

Winter weather conditions are expected in the Midwest on Christmas eve and airlines are getting ready by canceling flights and waiving ticket change and reissue fees.

Here are the waiver policies posted as of Tuesday evening, December 23:

American Airlines, American Eagle and US Airways

Passengers with tickets on flights Dec. 24 to, from, or through the nine cities below may change flights without penalty, have the ticket-reissue charge waived for one ticket change, and begin travel as early as Dec. 23 or as late as Dec. 25

St. Louis (STL), Springfield, Ill. (SPI), Peoria, Ill. (PIA), Urbana-Champaign, Ill. (CMI), Bloomington-Normal, Ill. (BMI), Chicago (ORD), Milwaukee (MKE), Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR) and Detroit (DTW).

Frontier Airlines

Customers scheduled to travel Wednesday, December 24, 2014 to/from/through: Chicago Midway, IL (MDW); Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD); Detroit, MI (DTW); Milwaukee, WI (MKE); St. Louis, MO (STL) may have fees waived for one itinerary change, if travel is completed by Saturday, December 27th. Those with canceled flights may request a refund.

JetBlue

JetBlue is waiving change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling to/from/through the cities below, on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Customers may rebook travel through Thursday, December 25, 2014 prior to the departure of their originally scheduled flight. Customers with cancelled flights may opt for a refund.

Affected cities: Baltimore, MD (BWI), Boston, MA (BOS), Buffalo, NY (BUF), Burlington, VT (BTV), Hartford, CT (BDL), Newark, NJ (EWR), Newburgh, NY (SWF), JFK, LGA, Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), Portland, ME (PWM), Providence, RI (PVD), Rochester, NY (ROC), Syracuse, NY (SYR), Washington, DC (DCA), Washington, DC (IAD), Westchester County, NY (HPN), Worcester, MA (ORH).

Southwest Airlines

Customers holding reservations for travel to/from/through Chicago Midway (MDW) on December 24 are eligible to reschedule their flights.

United Airlines

United is offering to waive the change fee for passengers flying on December 24 and 25 to, through or from Chicago, IL (ORD), Detroit, MI (DTW), Grand Rapids, MI (GRR), Madison, WI (MSN) and Milwaukee, WI (MKE).

Of course – as always – it’s best to check the status of your flight and the latest advice from your airline before you make a change or head to the airport.

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