boston and new england storm

Old Jan 17, 19, 12:14 pm
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boston and new england storm

I'm kind of surprised with the weather sat into sunday that delta hasn't issued a winter waiver for places like boston? Atleast 4 other airlines have already done so.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:20 pm
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Delta's weather alerts, as of Thurs at 3pm Eastern on 1/17 extends from South Dakota to Ohio, and applies to flights on Fri and Sat. Here in Pittsburgh, the local weather folks say the bad stuff is not supposed to hit until Saturday night. Boston may be impacted by Sunday.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:32 pm
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Yes exactly. They will definitely be impacted. This doesn't seem to be a hard to call forecast. My question is why haven't they issued one for the northeast. they should
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:32 pm
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DL has issued the following waiver (but not New England):

Central Plains and Ohio Valley Winter Weather

Date of Impacted Travel: January 18-19, 2019

Affected Area(s) To/From/Through the following cities:
  • Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)
  • Bloomington, IL (BMI)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
  • Chicago - Midway, IL (MDW)
  • Chicago – O’Hare, IL (ORD)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Evansville, IN (EVV)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • La Crosse, WI (LSE)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Rapid City, SD (RAP)
  • Rochester, MN (RST)
  • South Bend, IN (SBN)
  • Springfield, MO (SGF)
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:34 pm
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yes I know. You are missing the point of the topic however.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 2:47 pm
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I don't know why they haven't issued one; my guess is that they think people like me will just pay the $200 change fee to get out of town before the storm. American which also flies the same route issued the waiver earlier today. Very annoying.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:16 pm
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It's very annoying. We all know they won't be able to fly the trips. They should do the right thing.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:22 pm
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Delta is usually very good with their waivers and tends to be much better than the other airlines at predicting weather impacts. Possibly they think the forecast could change? Frustrating I know when you are trying to avoid a storm.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:27 pm
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sometimes they are better. I can recall them squeezing extra flights in and out of Puerto rico during the hurricane. However I also remember when i got stranded at ORD when they totally blew the ATL summer storm. I'll be super pissed if I'm stranded at the airport sunday knowing all the other airlines issued waivers today.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:39 pm
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Curious also....their list is every city surrounding Michigan, but not the Detroit hub or surrounding cities.


I have a EWR DTW that I'd like to pitch, and I'd hate to just walk away from it.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
Curious also....their list is every city surrounding Michigan, but not the Detroit hub or surrounding cities.
I noticed that too. Perhaps they don't want to have a mass panic of everyone transferring in DTW?
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
Curious also....their list is every city surrounding Michigan, but not the Detroit hub or surrounding cities.


I have a EWR DTW that I'd like to pitch, and I'd hate to just walk away from it.
None of the four major carriers are putting a travel advisory (at least as of right now) out for Detroit. The rest have pushed it further east, but none have went north up to Detroit. While the fact it's a hub may factor into it some, with none of the other carriers issuing a travel advisory for Detroit I doubt Delta will put one in unless the track moves to make it clear Detroit will get bad winter weather.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jebr View Post
None of the four major carriers are putting a travel advisory (at least as of right now) out for Detroit. The rest have pushed it further east, but none have went north up to Detroit. While the fact it's a hub may factor into it some, with none of the other carriers issuing a travel advisory for Detroit I doubt Delta will put one in unless the track moves to make it clear Detroit will get bad winter weather.
On my side (Quebec weather),
It is still uncertain for the path of this storm (for the east side.
But, from my understanding, it will past south of Detroit.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:57 pm
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Northeast advisory now posted.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 5:39 pm
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Northeast Winter Weather Waiver Specifics

This looks like an impactful storm... Obviously storm specifics will vary over the next few days.
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Date of Impacted Travel: January 19-20, 2019

Affected Area(s) To/From/Through the following cities:
  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Bangor, ME (BGR)
  • Binghamton, NY (BGM)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Elmira, NY (ELM)
  • Erie, PA (ERI)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • Ithaca, NY (ITH)
  • Manchester, NH (MHT)
  • Montreal, QC, Canada (YUL)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • New York- Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York- LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada (YOW)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • Scranton, PA (AVP)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
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