By: Steve Dellar | 01-03-2018 | News
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New York, Boston Cancelling Thousands Of Flights As Winter Storm Approaches

With winter storm Grayson fast approaching the North Eastern US, airlines are reporting thousands of flight cancellations as disruptions are expected to become greater throughout the day.

Most of the cancellations so far have been at Boston’s Logan International Airport, where some 70% of flights have been cancelled, leaving thousands stranded. In the New York area, there were cancellations in LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="nl"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Winter?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Winter</a> Storm <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Grayson?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Grayson</a> to undergo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bombogenesis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bombogenesis</a>, bringing damaging winds, heavy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/snow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#snow</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzard?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#blizzard</a> conditions to New England on Thursday: <a href="https://t.co/77GBC56UAW">https://t.co/77GBC56UAW</a> <a href="https://t.co/6PqZvc89pW">pic.twitter.com/6PqZvc89pW</a></p>&mdash; The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) <a href="https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/948731333941059589?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">4 januari 2018</a></blockquote>

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American Airlines, Southwest, Delta, United and Jetblue have by now all issued warning to US flyers planning trips on 4 and 5 January. The number of cancellations is expected to grow even further.

Spokesman Ross Feinstein of US carrier American Airlines said that all their aircraft would be moving out of Boston Logan airport in anticipation of the storm: “We’re looking proactively so our customers aren’t in mid-journey when their flight could potentially be canceled.”

Southwest Airlines is taking similar action. Mr. Chris Mainz commented: “Southwest Airlines is proactively tracking Winter Storm Grayson and making strategic adjustments to our flight schedule to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”

If you want to find out if your flight has been canceled, we at The Goldwater advise you to check FlightAware’s misery map for the latest updates.

https://flightaware.com/miserymap/

According to FlightAware, at the time of writing, some 3,500 flights had already been canceled today, of which 3,000 in the US alone.

Total cancellations today: 3,471

Total cancellations within, into, or out of the United States today: 2,844

Winter storm Grayson continues thus to wreak havoc across all the northern US, with 12 dead now already attributed to it.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Winter Storm Grayson has already claimed 12 lives; here&#39;s how the cold kills <a href="https://t.co/cCdQcy9saU">https://t.co/cCdQcy9saU</a> <a href="https://t.co/kBGOacoD0H">pic.twitter.com/kBGOacoD0H</a></p>&mdash; Newsweek (@Newsweek) <a href="https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/948703050897780736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2018/01/03/us-airlines-cancel-thousands-flights-winter-storm-bears-east-coast

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Noc Noc No. 15235 2018-01-04 : 10:27

We are seeing a CLIMATE CHANGE in action. Its called winter….☺

Where has Al Gore been lately, with his Global Warming for profit speeches?

OH! By The Way … Where do we send our disaster relief donations for the Southern States. You know the ones that are 1/2 Underwater because all the poplar ice caps melted as predicted back in 2005 ☺?

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