If you were thinking of a road trip this weekend to Portland or the Oregon coast, rethink it. Those areas, and much of the rest of Western Oregon and southwest Washington, have been slammed by a winter snowstorm with more snow (and freezing rain in some places) forecast through Saturday. Some lowland areas have more than…More
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With a historically nasty snow storm barreling down on the Northeast U.S., planes, trains and automobiles are going nowhere and travelers are scrambling to rebook.
Airlines already have canceled more than 4,000 flights for Friday and into Saturday morning; Amtrak is stopping train service; and authorities are warning drivers to get off and stay off the roads in face of a forecast two to three feet of snow in Boston and more than a foot in New York City.
Delays and cancellations can boomerang onto flights far from the Northeast because planes and airline crews are out of position. Check, and double-check, on your flight before going to the airport with your carrier or through Sea-Tac Airport’s real-time flight status.
Some flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Boston and the New York area have been canceled Friday, and airlines are easing rebooking rules through the weekend (information is posted on airlines’ websites). Alaska Airlines passengers who had tickets for Boston and Newark flights from Feb. 8-10 can cancel for a full refund; travel also can be rebooked with no change fee (by Feb. 13).More
Airlines already have canceled some Friday flights between Seattle and the Northeast U.S. thanks to the storm that could dump two feet of snow on some Eastern cities. JetBlue has canceled some Seattle-Boston flights; Alaska Airlines has canceled some flights between Seattle and Newark. Check the status of your flight before going to the…More