Storms Cancel and Delay Thousands of Flights Causing Rough Start to Week for Travelers

TravelPulse | April 15, 2019

Storms Cancel and Delay Thousands of Flights Causing Rough Start to Week for Travelers
Monday morning brought severe thunderstorms, powerful winds and even snow to the Midwest and Northeast, leaving travelers trying to board early flights to deal with delays and cancellations.The National Weather Service revealed thunderstorm and tornado warnings and watches were issued early Monday for parts of Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Winds reached top speeds of 70 miles per hour in some areas. According to FlightAware.com, over 470 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled already Monday and another 840-plus flights were delayed. Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were the most impacted by the storm system.

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For the most part, booking flights for work isn’t like booking flights for your next personal trip. In business travel, time is money. And quite often, travel time can be dead time, with your travellers having to get to the airport, wait around at the airport, and then make their way to their business meeting or event once they get through passport control and customs. This is all time spent not working, so our Travel Experts recommend making the most of direct flights and minimising the number of nights travellers are ‘on the road’ whenever and wherever possible.

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Spotlight

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