Several flights canceled at Salt Lake International ahead of East Coast storm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) - Thousands of flights have either been canceled or delayed as a powerful winter storm bears down on the East Coast. 

The so-called “cold-weather bomb” is expected to plow through the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Northeast areas; bringing high winds, snow and then record low temperatures.

As of Thursday morning, multiple flights heading to the East Coast out of Salt Lake City International Airport were delayed and a eight were canceled (the number is expected to rise).

Airlines have already begun taking precautions. Delta was the first airline to offer accommodations due to the storm. 

Delta announced that it was issuing a travel waiver for January 3-4 in the mid-Atlantic. If you are flying into or out of the listed affected airports (list below), Delta will let you change your flight to anything scheduled by January 7th without a fee. You can also fly after January 7th and have the change fee waived, but you may have to pay the difference in fares.

If you can't reschedule your trip, you can cancel it in exchange for a voucher for the unused value of your original ticket, which can be put towards another trip within a year.

The affected airports covered by Delta’s voucher are:

Allentown, PA (ABE)

Baltimore, MD (BWI)

Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Newport News, VA (PHF)

Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Scranton, PA (AVP)

Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)

Washington-Reagan, VA (DCA)

American Airlines issued a waiver for more than a dozen airports in the Northeast. The airline is also waiving change fees for travel from 14 airports in the South.

Southwest Airlines warned travelers that flights to and from 19 East Coast airports may be canceled, delayed or diverted due to the storm and encouraged travelers to change their travel dates.

You can keep track of your flight status by clicking here.


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