Airlines Cancel Flights Ahead Of Northeast Snow Storm | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.21.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.24.15

Airborne 08.25.15

Airborne 08.26.15

Airborne 08.27.15

Airborne 08.21.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Fri, Mar 16, 2007

Airlines Cancel Flights Ahead Of Northeast Snow Storm

All Eyes On JetBlue's Reaction

Once bitten, twice shy. Seeking to avoid a repeat of this winter's tales of stranded passengers and scheduling nightmares, on Friday low-cost carrier JetBlue cancelled 215 of its flights -- about one-third of its entire schedule -- ahead of a winter storm on the East Coast.

They had some company -- as American, Northwest, and Delta also cancelled significant numbers of their flights out of New York's John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia, Newark International, and Boston's Logan International Airport.

"We began proactively canceling flights yesterday, which is pretty standard procedure for us in advance of significant wintry weather like this," Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin told The Associated Press.

While few airlines escaped the need to cancel flights, most of the emphasis was on JetBlue's reaction to the impending storm. Memories of the carrier's handling of a Valentine's Day winter storm crisis last month are still fresh on the minds of many travelers.

"We've always tried to take a wait-and-see approach with the weather ... believing that people want to get to their destination late, rather than never," JetBlue spokesman Sebastian White said. The subsequent breakdown in the airline's schedule resulted in "a shift in thinking," White added.

"We're hopeful the plans we have in place will be effective and allow us to recover quickly," he said Friday morning.

The cancellations came as the National Weather Service forecast up to six inches of sleet and snow around New York, meteorologist Pete Wichrowksi told the AP. The storm was expected to pass by the weekend.

FMI: www.jetblue.com, www.delta.com, www.nwa.com, www.aa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot DB

Also: Join The API!, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP You won’t see us run very many fo>[...]

Boeing Completes 777X Firm Configuration

Milestone Establishes Basic Airplane Design; Program On Track For First Delivery In 2020 Boeing has completed the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of th>[...]

Airborne 08.26.15: New U-2?, Carter PAV Update, AK TFR Concerns

Also: Skydive Mid-Air, Classic Aero-TV, United Airlines, Forest Service Policy v Helicopters, WestJet Pilots' Association, NASA Drops Plane, Flightnow in Court Is it possible that >[...]

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot DB

Also: Join The API!, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP You won’t see us run very many fo>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: AD 2015-17-07 PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 B4-603, B4-605R, B4-620, B4-622, B4-622R airplanes; all Airbus Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes; and certain Airbus Mo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC