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Caribbean Airlines cancels flights as winter storm approaches NY

05 January, 2018, 12:20 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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More than 90 per cent of Thursday's flights at New York's LaGuardia airport were cancelled due to the storm.

The flights affected are BW015 and BW014.

Inside the airport, passengers were welcomed with boxed sandwiches and pizza, but that wasn't until 7 p.m. after they cleared customs.

It says full refunds will be allowed on tickets issued for travel to or from NY between January 4 and 6.

Aviation officials are urging passengers to contact their airline to confirm the status of their flight before going to the airport. They include more than two-thirds of the flights at New York City and Boston airports, according to the FlightAware website.

Winter weather is wreaking havoc on airline schedules. All inbound and outbound flights at JFK and LaGuardia airports were temporarily suspended.




As the snow continues to fall, planes are being grounded, up and down the East Coast.

Parts of Queens County received more than 13 inches of snow and sustained winds of more than 40 miles per hour Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

- Thousands of flights across the United States have been scrapped or delayed as a winter storm sweeps across the East Coast.

In total, there were 4,385 flights within, into, and out of the USA canceled Thursday, according to FlightAware.

Most major airlines have waived change fees for travelers in impacted areas. "They said the 6 will be cancelled so now I have to go home", said Maria, who was heading back home to the city.

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