Delta Airlines has reportedly canceled at least 1,300 of 16,500 scheduled flights nationwide alone, while airlines such as American, United, Continental, Virgin America, JetBlue, and US Airways have also been forced to cancel flights this weekend due to Hurricane Irene.
An estimated fifty flights out of San Francisco International Airport to the Northeast region of the United States have been cancelled. Flights headed to, as well as from, the Northeast via the following airports have been cancelled: John F. Kennedy International, Chicago O’Hare International, Boston Logan International, Newark Liberty International, Baltimore Washington International, Washing Dulles International, and Philadelphia International.
All three New York City airports, LaGuardia, Newark, and Kennedy closed all operations at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
Airport spokesman Michael McCarron strongly advises passengers (regardless of their destination and who they are flying with), to contact their airline for the most up-to-date information regarding flights. Passengers should not travel to the airport unless their carrier has indicated that their flight will depart as scheduled.
Canceled Flights, By Airline:
American Airlines: Four flights to New York-Kennedy (JFK); two flights to Chicago-O’Hare (ORD).
United Airlines: Four flights to JFK; four flights to Boston-Logan (BOS); three flights to Newark-Liberty International (EWR); three flights to Philadelphia International (PHL); two flights to Baltimore-Washington International (BWI).
Continental Airlines: Five flights to EWR.
Delta Airlines: Four flights to JFK.
Virgin America: Three flights to JFK; two flights to Washington-Dulles (IAD); and one flight to BOS.
JetBlue: Two flights to JFK; one flight to BOS.
US Airways: One flight to PHL.
Additionally, all three New York City airports. JFK, EWR, and LaGuardia (LGA) were scheduled to close to all operations at 9 a.m. pacific time.