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Canceled Flights Piling Up With Northeast Snow

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It’s a chain reaction to cancelled flights from the east coast.  Locally, dozens of flights were scratched because of heavy snow out east — but it’s impacted more than people trying to get there.

WWJ’s Ron Dewey spoke with Robin Hoffman, a limo driver for Birmingham Transportation.

“It’s impacted us because we’ve lost a couple hundred dollars with flight cancelations — people that were supposed to get to the airport, this morning and they got phone calls from the airlines early, early this morning saying their flights were canceled or delayed by a couple of hours — so that impacts our business,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman says they lost another fare when a flight that was supposed to be coming into Detroit from Florida was canceld after that plane never arrived from New York.

Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights in the snowy Northeast, but they say travelers won’t face the same nightmare that occurred right after a Christmas weekend storm.

It will be easier to find new seats for stranded passengers because planes aren’t as full in mid-January as they were during the holidays, according to the airlines.

American, Delta and other airlines had already canceled hundreds of flights by Wednesday morning, and travel in and out of New York and Boston was very limited.

American airlines officilas say they expect to resume flights at New York City-area airports by Wednesday afternoon, but won’t start flying again in Boston until Wednesday night. 

Check the status of your flight at this link.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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