(Updated - originally posted on Nov 6, 2012)
With a Nor'easter forecast to reach the New York area on Wednesday, November 7, we’re reducing the number of flights to and from Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia starting at noon on Wednesday and continuing through noon Thursday.
The storm is tracking further east than originally forecasted and the heaviest precipitation and winds will be over the Atlantic.
Airports affected by the storm also include Allentown, PA, Hartford, CT, Manchester, NH, New York/Newark (Liberty, Kennedy and LaGuardia), Philadelphia, PA and White Plains, NY.
We don’t expect the weather to affect our Washington Dulles (IAD) hub, where we’re planning to run a full schedule on Wednesday and Thursday.
These are the steps we’re taking to safely operate flights in the New York area during the storm period:
Newark (EWR) – UPDATE: Based on a revised forecast calling for high winds as well as snow and ice pellets, we've modified our plan for operations at Newark airport for Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8. We have cancelled all departures, including international flights, after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and will cancel selected inbound flights. We've also cancelled all United Express operations at this airport from 2:00 p.m. through 10 a.m. Thursday.
New York JFK – We plan to have departures through the early afternoon on Wednesday. After that, we won’t operate our aircraft until noon on Thursday.
New York LaGuardia (LGA) – No United flights will operate from noon Wednesday until noon on Thursday.
Due to crosswinds, we have reduced flights at the following airports: Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Westchester County, NY (HPN), Bradley, CT (BDL) and Manchester, NH (MHT).
Based on the latest forecast, weather conditions will likely cause additional delays and cancellations at other northeast airports.
Checking your flight status and changing travel plans
If you’re ticketed on flights to, from or through airports in the path of the storm from November 6 through November 8, you may reschedule your itineraries for travel originating no later than November 15 with a one-time date or time change, and we’ll waive the change fees and any additional fare that might otherwise apply. View our travel change exception policy
You may also request refunds to the original form of payment. Find complete details, eligible travel dates and updates at united.com.
Where possible, we’re proactively rebooking our customers who were originally scheduled to connect through Newark through our other hubs.
We’ll notify you about flight changes or cancellations by e-mail, or you can sign up for flight status updates