In the wake of superstorm Sandy, many key airports are closed today. But surprisingly, many are open. According to FlightStats
The following mid-Atlantic/Northeast airports are closed this morning as of 10:30am EDT.
- (JFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport
- (LGA) La Guardia Airport
- (EWR) Newark Liberty International Airport
- (ACY) Atlantic City International Airport
- (GON) Groton-New London Airport
- (HVN) New Haven Airport
- (MMU) Morristown Municipal Airport
- (TEB) Teterboro Airport.
Airports that are OPEN include Boston, Hartford, Providence, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington Dulles and Washington National— however, while the airports are technically open, many flights are still cancelled or off-schedule as airlines try to get their planes back in place. With local public transportation shut down in NYC today, its three main airports will have a tough time cranking back up with only skeleton staffing in place.
The situation remains fluid, and many airports could crank up again today, so here’s the link to get current airport closure information.
Looking at current flight boards, it appears that most flights from ATL to Boston-Logan Airport, Baltimore and Washington National are on schedule today. However, all flights into New York La Guardia appear to be cancelled all day.
Some good news: While airlines cancelled some 7,000 flights yesterday and today, only about 600 are cancelled for tomorrow. So we are making some progress.
But I do not think that the nation’s air travel system will full recover from this blow until this weekend at the earliest. My advice from yesterday still stands: If you don’t really need to go this week, and your flight is cancelled anyway, get a full refund from the airline and take your trip next month instead.
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