Bad Weather Wreaks Havoc for Airlines

Nearly 4,000 flights have been canceled due to bad weather this weekend.

Airlines across the country are offering free flight changes due to the Nor’easter hitting the North East Coast this week. United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines all have special vouchers for their customers whose flights were canceled or severely delayed because of the weather.

  • United Airlines is letting their flyers reschedule flights through Monday, November 19th or Tuesday November 20th depending on what city they are flying to. A complete list of affected flights can be found here.
  • Delta customers impacted by the weather will be able to reschedule through Sunday, November 18th. A complete list of affected flights can be found here.
  • Southwest customers don’t have as much leniency, they can only reschedule through today (November 17th). A complete list of affected flights can be found here.
  • American Airlines has different specific rules. You can find a complete list of affected flights here.

Although major airlines have announced the fee waiver, customers who were hoping to travel this weekend are not happy, and they are showing their frustrations on social media.

On his way to Mumbai from Newark on United Airline, this same Twitter user told Herald USA he’s using his own money to find a hotel until the next available flight on Sunday.

“I was flying from Newark to Mumbai on Thursday night. The flight got cancelled, we stood in line for 8 hrs… I Booked the next flight on Sunday through an agent in Mumbai so I checked into a hotel at my personal expense.”

According to, there have been nearly 4,000 flight cancellations and even more flight delays all because of the weather. Eight deaths have also been reported due to the weather.

The storm is expected to let up sometime Saturday.