Airlines Cancel More Than 5,400 Flights As Winter Storms Pummel U.S. Airports

Because Mondays just aren’t bad enough, it seems Mother Nature is having a bit of a giggle after forcing the second work week in a row with nasty winter storms, snarling traffic at airports from Chicago to the East Coast and prompting more than 5,400 flight cancellations since Sunday.

While snow and sleet and other nasty weather conditions pummel cities like Chicago, Boston, Detroit and New York, travelers trying to escape Phoenix after the Super Bowl could find themselves stranded until conditions improve, reports USA Today. That city is having issues with fog, slowing flights out of the airport last night.

The worst airport right now is Chicago’s O’Hare, with almost 800 cancellations as of this morning, according to FlightAware. That’s after yesterday saw 1,400 flights canceled at the airport.

Half of Boston’s flights have been canceled today at Logan International, and about a third of those at New York LaGuardia.

Again, it’s not just those travelers flying into or out of those cities — the effects can ripple out to airports all around the country as planes serving different cities might not be able to get to those without nasty weather.

The best advice we can give is to put your patient hats on and stay in contact with your airline for updates before you head to the airport.

Airlines ground 5,400 flights as new work week begins [USA Today]

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