More than 1,000 flights canceled nationwide amid worsening winter storm conditions

Thousands of New Jersey residents (and even more out-of-towners) are expected to slam into Newark Airport Thursday - much like this weekend's holiday storm is expected to slam into the Garden State.

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2022, 11:19 AM

Updated 576 days ago

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There weren't as many flight cancellations at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday morning, but travelers may want to explore other options if they can with more than 1,000 cancellations at airports across the country.
Delta, United and other carriers say they are loosening their change-fee policies, allowing travelers to choose new flights and avoid the bad weather.
The Port Authority also announced that for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the number of monthly air passengers has gone up across all three of New Jersey’s major area airports.
Newark Liberty International Airport had almost 300 delayed flights and 20 cancellations during the afternoon. Flights coming into Newark stand to see delays of up to an hour and twenty minutes because of the weather.
Travelers in terminal B tell News 12 they have been taking it all in stride.
“We're waiting for my cousin from Miami he lives 30 min from here we've been waiting 35-40 minutes. Not too bad. Just waiting for the gate,” said Mihika Deo, from Kentucky.
An estimated 113 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2, according to AAA.
That represents a 4% increase over last year.


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