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East Coast Digs Out From Snowstorm, Metro Airport Re-directs Travel For Passengers

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Flight board shows a number of canceled flights due to weather issues. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Flight board shows a number of canceled flights due to weather issues. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

DETROIT (WWJ) – New York’s airports are digging out from under nearly a foot of snow, but they have begun to allow some flights to land as a massive storm that’s blanketed much of the Northeast slowly moves out to sea.

Boston’s Logan Airport remains closed, however, and forecasters say the city could end up breaking its snow record of nearly 28 inches by the time it’s all over.

Locally, flights departing out of Detroit Metro Airport — that are not heading to the Northeast — are pretty much on schedule. But airlines have already canceled thousands of flights … so airport spokesman Michael Conway says airlines are waiving re-booking fees.

“Normally when you decide you that you want to re-book a flight there is a re-booking fee but in the case of these storms the airlines pretty much waive those re-booking fees and I’m sure it is costing them money in lost revenue (but) they are also not operating the flights so they are saving some costs there,” said Conway.

“You know when you book a ticket these days they get contact information and they’ve been working very hard to contact their customers and offer them a re-booking to their destination after the storm passes,” said Conway. “So we’re not seeing a lot of stranded passengers at the airport because they’ve been caught by surprised by the storm – pretty much everybody knew it was coming.”

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