Airline Weather Waivers for NYC Spring Storm Issued

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It may be April already, however for those in the Northeast specifically the NYC and surrounding areas, expect to see several inches of snow tomorrow. Due to the forecasted spring storm, several airlines have issued weather waivers allowing you to change or cancel your flight without penalty.

Here is what you can do if you have a flight and it is affected the snow storm for tomorrow.

A number of airlines have put up winter weather waivers in advance of the weekend weather so here are those details:


Delta has issued a weather waiver for the following cities, if you’re flying to/from or through April 02, 2018:

New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
New York – LaGuardia, NY ( LGA)
Newark, NJ  ( EWR)
Newburgh, NY (SWF)
White Plains, NY (HPN)

When rescheduled travel occurs beyond April 05, 2018, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance. Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity.


Due to the forecasted impact of Winter Storm Violet, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for Customers traveling Monday, April 02, 2018 to/from the following cities:

  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • New York, NY (LGA)
  • Westchester County, NY (HPN)

Customers may rebook their flights for travel through Wednesday, April 04, 2018 online in the Manage your Flight section of or contact us at 1-800-JETBLUE prior to the departure time of their originally scheduled flight. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund to the original form of payment. Original travel must have been booked before Sunday, April 01, 2018.


United has issued a waiver for the following:


  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)

Original Travel Dates:

April 2, 2018

Flight Changes:

  • The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before April 5, 2018, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​

Bottom Line:

As always, check with your airline on-line for the latest flight status. Airlines always encourage you to re-book yourself over the web, but if you call, be prepared for longer than normal wait times to talk to an agent.

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