How the potential fourth nor'easter will affect flights
We’re sorry, East Coast — but there’s threats of a fourth nor’easter that may be hitting this week. Like the three before it, it’s expected to bring a mix of rain and snow that may cause a few hazards. If you have a flight planned, you might wonder if the potential fourth nor’easter will affect flights. Here’s what we know so far.
According to meteorologists from CNN, the storm will likely hit the mid-Atlantic, but they’re not certain of its path quite yet. The Washington area may get as much as four to six inches of snow on Tuesday. But, good news for New England — while two to four inches of snow is estimated, it’ll probably be less severe overall than previous storms. Of course, all predictions are subject to change as the storm gets closer.
As of right now, most major airlines have yet to address the upcoming storm. However, they’ve made it a priority to alert travelers to any major changes to their schedule during past weather events, so we’re confident they’re keeping a watchful eye on how this progresses. So checking your airline’s website weather alerts prior to your flight is the best course of action.
During past storms, airlines like Delta have issued bad weather alerts on their website which state that fees for rebooking a flight would be waived. Typically, the reissued ticket would have to be used by a set date in order to remain valid. Waivers were issued during storms Quinn and Riley, the latter which caused around 4,000 cancellations and delays.
When traveling during rough weather, it’s always best to stay up-to-date and be as prepared as possible.