Airlines suspend some operations, warn travelers of second storm headed for northeast

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.
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. David McNew/Getty Images

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.  

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