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A Southwest airplane taxies as a United Express takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after a snow storm on the East Coast caused the cancellation of numerous flights out of LAX over the weekend on December 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
People traveling on flights to the Northeastern United States Wednesday or Thursday should check in with their airlines. A little more than a week after superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the region, another major storm is moving in.
American Airlines is suspending operations at the Philadelphia airport and New York Area airports from Noon today until tomorrow morning. United Airlines says it’s shutting down most service in the New York Area, too, though it intends to run some international and other flights in and out of the Newark airport.
Delta and JetBlue are encouraging travelers to rebook flights to the area, with JetBlue offering to waive change fees on flights to as far south as Washington, DC and as far north as Burlington, Vermont.
The storm is not expected to be nearly as severe as Sandy. As it moves up the Atlantic coast from Florida, weather experts say it will veer farther offshore than originally predicted.