Winter Storm Grayson, packing snow, wind, flood and blizzard conditions, is descending on the east coast of the United States and wreaking havoc with travel plans in the air and on the ground.
Some airports in the south closed on Wednesday and airlines are proactively canceling flights and offering refunds and change fee waivers to passengers in dozens of cities.
More than 90 percent of LGA flights already cancelled for Thursday due to forecasted snow storm. Please check with your airlines before heading to the airport.
— LaGuardia Airport (@LGAairport) January 4, 2018
Here’s an updated list of links to airline travel alerts and change fee offers:
Alaska Airlines is offering refunds and waiving change fees on flights booked for January 4 and 5 for travel to or from: Boston (BOS), New York JFK and LGA, Newark (EWR), and Philadelphia. There are also restrictions on unaccompanied minors and pets in the cabin and baggage.
American Airlines has a travel alert for travel on January 4 and 5 to or from about 14 cities in the northeast and for January 3 and 4 for about the same number of cities in the southeast.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) January 3, 2018
Della Air Lines has travel alert info posted for the southeast, mid-Atlantic and northeast regions for a long list of cities. Refunds are offered for canceled flight or those delayed 90 minutes or more and change fees are waived.
Due to the severe winter weather, Delta will proactively cancel more than 400 mainline and Delta Connection regional flights 1/3-1/4, primarily at JFK & LGA as well as BOS. Additional cancellations are possible as the storm moves north. Learn more: https://t.co/ERc3HXhhaF
— Delta (@Delta) January 3, 2018
Frontier Airlines has a travel alert posted for flights through January 4 to or from: New York LaGuardia (LGA), New York Islip, (ISP), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Trenton, NJ (TTN) and Providence, RI (PVD)
Due to winter weather through the Northeast Corridor & New England, we have enacted the following guidelines aimed at assisting customers scheduled to travel today, Wednesday, 1/3 and Thursday, 1/4.
— Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) January 3, 2018
Hawaiian Airlines has issued a travel alert for flights to/from New York JFK for travel scheduled January 4 and 5.
#NortheastWinterStorm Travel Update: Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel on flights to/from/via JFK between 1/4/18 and 1/5/18, will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee. For more information, visit https://t.co/k3vxfFx4Ak.
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) January 3, 2018
JetBlue’s travel alert covers more than a dozen cities in the northeast for travel through January 4.
We’re offering change/cancel fee waivers for cities impacted by winter weather. Learn more: https://t.co/snulJ0YXAA
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) January 3, 2018
Southwest Airlines has travel alerts posts for two sets of northeast cities for January 4 and 5.
Based on wintry weather conditions along the east coast, scheduled service may be disrupted. More details and flexible rebooking instructions are available here: https://t.co/vZXz7H2xFe pic.twitter.com/QlyzeKMzQl
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) January 3, 2018
Spirit Airlines has a travel alert covering flight in the southest and the northeast through January 5
— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) January 3, 2018
The travel alet for United Airlines covers flight in the southeast, mid-atlantic and northeast.
Plan ahead as winter weather approaches the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast U.S. Please check your flight status on our mobile app or at https://t.co/7fA7qoLIsb before going to the airport. A travel waiver is in effect for changes: https://t.co/LxaCS8A5UU. pic.twitter.com/SLRf53PuPe
— United (@united) January 3, 2018
And here is a link to the travel alert and flight cancelation notice posted for Virgin America.
As always, check with your airline as the time of your flight gets closer. And be safe!!