Latest Travel Impact Updates on Winter Storm Jayden
Update: January 28, 2019 at 3:59 p.m. ET
Winter Storm Jayden is causing major headaches in Chicago Monday as about 790 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport and around 220 were canceled at Midway International Airport.
According to FlightAware.com, over 1,500 flights in the United States were canceled through Monday afternoon and another 2,500-plus were delayed. The storm is also creating blizzard-like conditions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and other Midwestern states.
Winter Storm Jayden continues to impact travel in parts of the Plains and Midwest, the weather system is expected to keep moving toward the South and East early this week.
According to Weather.com, Winter Storm Jayden dumped around six inches of snow on portions of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and a snowfall rate of one inch per hour was reported at Chicago O’Hare and Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport early Monday morning.
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FlightAware.com reported over 1,200 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled Monday as of 11:30 a.m. ET, while another 1,300-plus were delayed due to the winter weather.
After causing havoc at the busiest Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Milwaukee airports, Winter Storm Jayden is expected to impact travel in the South and the Northeast. Winter storm warnings and watches have been issued in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
As for the Northeast, winter storm watches have been issued for Monday through Wednesday for parts of New York, Pennsylvania and New England. To help customers scheduled to fly through airports likely to be impacted by the winter storm, airlines have started issuing travel waivers.
Delta Air Lines started waiving change fees for Tuesday and Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 28 Northeast airports, including New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports.
Southwest Airlines also issued waivers through February 1 at airports in Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. In addition, United is waiving change fees for over 70 airports in the path of Winter Storm Jayden.