Record cancellation of flights in the United States: More than 5,000 connections suspended during the weekend

Airlines in the United States have been forced to ground their fleets due to the onset of a snowstorm paralyzing aircraft movement and airfare at US airports.

American Airlines will allow passengers to rebook flights without change fees. Passengers who were originally booked to travel between January 26th and February 3rd will be allowed to change their flights without charge. This includes those who had purchased tickets in any fare class and were scheduled to fly between Friday and Sunday.

Changes must be booked by Sunday, the new flight cannot change the destination or origin city, and must be rebooking in the same cabin or passenger will have to pay difference. Rebooked Flights must begin by Feb.5th and must be completed within 1 year of the original ticket dates. Southwest: Southwest warned that flights into and out of New York, Maryland, SC, NC, VA, PA, CT, RI, NH, ME, DC may be delayed, diverted, or canceled between Friday and Sun.

Affected passengers can rebook a flight without paying any extra fees within 14 days of their initial booking. Customers can rebook a flight on their mobile app or call customer service at 800-435-9792 to make changes.

Passengers are encouraged to check their status online. Delta will waive change fees and difference in fare if travelers’ flights were canceled after Jan. 25. Re-booked flights departing on Feb. 2 will be eligible for the waiver so long as the new flights are in the same fare class.

JetBlue customers can book a new flight for free if they want to travel during the next two weeks.

Customers are advised to check flight statuses before leaving for the airport. There is a chance of more flight cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy.

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