USA airlines have scrapped about 5,400 flights Tuesday as a late-winter storm dumps snow on some of the nation's busiest airports.
According to Flightaware, a website which tracks flights, the three major airports canceled over 50 percent of their flights for Tuesday, with the possibility that the number would rise.
Delta issued a winter weather waiver on Saturday to allow customers to make one-time schedule changes to their travel plans without fee and to move ahead of or behind the storm's Tuesday impact.
The airline said it would continue to monitor the weather conditions closely while assisting affected passengers and advising them of itinerary changes.
Meanwhile, more than 1,100 flights scheduled for Tuesday have already been scrapped, with a majority of those cancellations coming at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Meanwhile, American Airlines, JetBlue, and United Airlines have all canceled more than 500 flights apiece, according to the AP.
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Etihad Airways cancelled Tuesday's flight EY103 from Abu Dhabi to NY as well as the return flight EY102, which was also scheduled for Tuesday.
Amtrak canceled Acela service between New York City and Boston, as well as train service between Albany/Rensselaer and Boston, and between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
Forecasts called for snow, heavy at times, Tuesday night throughout much of western and northern New England and upstate NY.
While most travelers with canceled flights were off to the hotel, it's the delayed flights that travelers say are the worst to deal with.
Passengers on a stopover in Houston from Guadalajara were affected by the cancellation of United Airlines flights 704 and 1501, scheduled at 10:53 and 11:49 hours. More than 190 Wednesday flights are already off the books, mostly at Washington National, Baltimore/Washington, Boston Logan and Chicago Midway airports.