15 March 2017

USA: Flights cancelled due to storm

South African Airways, Delta Air Lines and British Airways have cancelled flights today due to the adverse weather conditions caused by Winter Storm Stella.

“Affected flights are those to and from Washington, Dulles International Airport operated via Accra’s Kotoka International Airport, Ghana, and to and from New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport,” said SAA.

Flight SA 210 from Washington via Accra to Johannesburg and flight SA 204 from New York to Johannesburg will be affected.

SAA passengers will be able to rebook on another SAA flight for a later date at no extra charge and subject to availability of the same booking class. Change of cabin and routing will not be permitted and this policy is applicable to SAA flights only, issued on SA (083) ticket stock and not on separate tickets of other airlines.

These tickets must be re-issued on or before March 17 and travel must commence on or before March 20.

Delta Air Lines has also cancelled 800 flights today in the three New York area airports as well as the Washington D.C. metro area, Boston and smaller northeastern airports.

The airline said it had issued a winter weather waiver on Saturday to allow customers to make one-time schedule changes to their travel plans without a fee.

“Delta expects to resume operations with a reduced Tuesday night schedule and flights should return to relative normalcy Wednesday, pending facility evaluations and resumption of mass transit services in New York,” said the airline.

BA said there would be no flights to and from New York JFK, Newark or Philadelphia today. There will be no flights from London Heathrow to Boston and only a few flights to and from Washington and Baltimore will operate.

Visit the airlines’ websites for all flight updates or cancellations.