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Warnings Issued Across The Country

Winter weather in the US may affect flights once again

eTN Staff Writer  Jan 07, 2009

Flight plans may be affected by severe winter weather conditions forecast for the northeast, midwest, and east coast of the US through Friday. A check for current winter warnings at the National Weather Service website ran like a ticker tape and included Washington state, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New York.

Conditions are expected to make air travel difficult, forcing some delays and cancellations of flights at airports in the region. To avoid inconvenience, travelers scheduled on flights through Friday may wish to delay commencement of their trip. Information has been received from Continental Airlines and JetBlue.

Continental Airlines
Customers scheduled to travel to, from or through affected airports, including Continental’s hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, are encouraged to postpone or reroute their trip without penalty to avoid possible inconvenience.

Customers booked on flights in the affected region for travel through January 9, 2009 are permitted a one-time date or time change to their itinerary without penalty for rescheduled travel through January 16, 2009. If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested.

The fastest and most convenient way to change travel plans is via Customers should enter their confirmation number and last name in ‚ÄúManage Reservations.‚ÄĚ Customers may also call Continental Airlines reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent. provides an overview of Continental operations as well as up-to-date information regarding the status of specific flights. Automated flight status information is also available at 800-784-4444.

JetBlue Airways Corporation will waive change fees and fare differences to allow customers booked to travel to, from, or through New York metro airports on Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 7 to voluntarily rebook their travel through Thursday, January 8, 2009 due to inclement weather forecasted to impact the region. Customers traveling to, from, or through Boston's Logan Airport on Wednesday, January 7 may also voluntarily rebook their travel through January 8.

Eligible New York metro airports include:
-- Newark, NJ (EWR)
-- Newburgh, NY (SWF)
-- New York City - JFK and LaGuardia (LGA)
-- White Plains, NY (HPN)

Customers may rebook their travel online at anytime prior to their originally scheduled departure. To check on the status of flights or to check the availability of alternate flights, customers are encouraged to log on to or to call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) for the latest flight information.

All customers booked to travel to/from the Northeast are encouraged to check the status of their flight online at prior to leaving for the airport. Customers with web-enabled cell phones and PDAs may check the status of their flight via .

Winter weather in the US may affect flights once again
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