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Canceled flights pile up as major storm threatens Eastern US

7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, January 22 2016 Jan 22, 2016 January 22, 2016 2:32 PM January 22, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Scott Mayerowitz

NEW YORK - Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.

The bulk of Friday's cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations center around Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and - to a lesser extent - New York.

By Sunday afternoon, however, the airlines hope to be back to a full schedule .

All major airlines have issued waivers for travel over the weekend, allowing passengers to rebook onto earlier or later flights to avoid the storms. For those stuck at an airport, consider calling customer service even as you wait in line to speak to a representative. Also consider sending a tweet to your airline.

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