Hurricane Irene Forces Thousands of Cancellations, More Expected

With Hurricane Irene threatening tens of millions of people along the Eastern Seaboard, airlines have begun preemptively canceling flights, particularly in the Northeast.

According to The Wall Street Journal, 2,400 flights have already been cancelled through Monday with thousands more still possible as Hurricane Irene draws closer and its exact path becomes clear.

At John F Kennedy Airport in New York, all incoming International flights after noon on Saturday have been canceled. Because of its location on the water, JFK is especially vulnerable as a strong storm surge could cause widespread flooding at the airport.

Airlines have waived fees for many travelers with tickets for this weekend if they change their flights to another date. Check with your particular airline if you are flying anywhere from South Carolina to New England over the next few days.

I will update airline and airport information as it becomes available (and if my power in Philadelphia doesn’t go out)


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