1,500 flights have already been cancelled given the storms hitting the East Coast and Midwest tomorrow.
Airlines had already preemptively canceled more than 1,500 of Monday’s flights as of 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, according to FlightAware.
The bulk of Monday’s cancellations – so far – came in the greater Washington, D.C. area, though problems were popping up at airports throughout the populous Northeast.
The storm was forecast to dump up to a foot of snow around the nation’s capital by late Monday afternoon. Nearly 440 flights – or more than 50% of Monday’s schedule – had already been canceled at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. The Monday percentages were lower but still significant at the region’s other two big airports, Washington Dulles (more than 20% canceled) and Baltimore/Washington (more than 10%).
I keep finding myself traveling during these winter storms. I just want to thank readers/twitter followers Graham and Matt for giving me the extra push I needed to decide to move my flight into DCA tomorrow to Tuesday.
I have a feeling I was going to spend a lot of time sitting in the airport. Well, not sitting. Running from gate to gate.