Flights to US cancelled - up to 3ft of snow predicted in NYC, Boston and more

Major airlines have announced cancellations of flights to several destinations across America's East Coast as a snowstorm is predicted to wing its way through the area before today (January 27th) is out.

SnowAfter offering an apology for the cancellation of seven flights from Heathrow to New York yesterday, British Airways also warned that further delays could be expected today.

In a statement posted on the airline's website, BA reveals that 'many flights may need to have de-icing treatment before they are cleared for take-off, and this might also lead to some flight delays throughout the day'

It goes on to offer advice to passengers who have flights booked on these routes departing on January 27th and 28th. 

Virgin Atlantic also cancelled three flights between London and New York’s JFK airport yesterday, as well as cancelling one that was set to depart today. Two flights to Boston were also cancelled.

All flights at airports in New York, Boston and Philadelphia will be cancelled by United Airlines today, whilst Delta Air Lines revealed that it was cancelling 600 flights.

With up to 3ft of snow potentially expected to land on the East Coast, according to some estimates, Mayor of New York; Bill de Blasio, said that the city was preparing itself for what “could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of this city". The National Weather Service also warned of a “life-threatening blizzard”.

Travel from 11pm for all but emergency vehicles on roads in 13 counties, including New York City, suburban Westchester and Long Island, has also been banned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“If you are in your car and you are on any road, town, village, city, it doesn’t matter, after 11 o’clock, you will technically be committing a crime,” Cuomo said.

“It could be a matter of life and death so caution is required.”

Wherever you are heading off to on holiday it is important to organise worldwide travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 27 January 2015

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