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Winter Storm Affects Flights in Northeast, Midwest

Winter storm Luna is disrupting flights in the midwestern and northeastern United States today. According to FlightStats, more than 700 flights have been canceled so far. And as is usually the case when big storms snarl travel, many airlines are waiving change fees for those in affected areas.

The busy New York-region is experiencing the brunt of delays and cancellations, with 177 flights canceled at Newark Liberty and 153 flights canceled at LaGuardia as of this afternoon, reports FlightStats. Dozens of flights have also been canceled in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago airports. As the storm continues to move through and airports struggle to correct their schedules, travelers should expect to see further delays and cancellations at airports in the Midwest and Northeast this evening.

Many airlines are offering change-fee waivers in the wake of Luna, allowing flyers to adjust itineraries without penalty. (Not all major airlines are advertising their policies on their websites, however. Be sure to contact your airline directly even if it’s not listed below.) Find more information about fee waivers at the following links:

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