If you’re hoping to fly to the East Coast on Thursday (Jan. 4), or really anywhere east of the Cascades, you should check your flight’s status.
Monitoring service FlightAware sent an alert Wednesday that airlines already had canceled more than 2,000 flights for Thursday because of severe winter weather in the East.
So far, the most affected airport was Boston Logan International, with 67 percent of its commercial operations (631 flights) canceled for Thursday.
As for Sea-Tac Airport, nearly 20 flights were shown Wednesday afternoon as canceled for Thursday, and that number is likely to rise.
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In a news release Wednesday, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America said they had canceled 76 flights Wednesday and Thursday at five Northeast airports.
This isn’t just any winter storm. What meteorologists call a “bombogenesis” or midlatitude cyclone is set to dump six to 12 inches of snow in New England, with 40 to 60 mph wind gusts.
To check out the bigger picture, go to FlightAware.com’s Misery Map, showing affected airports.