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Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus #82810
01/18/2016 05:30 PM
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Folks who are planning on traveling to or fro our favorite island from the Mid-Atlantic or North East this weekend may want to keep an eye on the weather. Airlines may begin offering itinerary change options in advance of any significant storm.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capi...omepage%2Fstory

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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82811
01/21/2016 10:24 AM
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Still looking really bad this weekend! Those from the DC area in particular trying to get out this weekend may want to try to get out ahead of this storm! Airlines are allowing changes free.


Carol Hill
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82812
01/21/2016 10:29 AM
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Full Moon!
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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: JohnandBev] #82813
01/21/2016 12:58 PM
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Thanks, Carol--we have a group of 10 coming down from the DC area. Most were scheduled for Saturday, but now everyone is coming on very early flights out on Friday. Hopefully we'll all beat the snow!

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: DCBill] #82814
01/21/2016 01:03 PM
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Great! Hope it works out for you!


Carol Hill
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Carol_Hill] #82815
01/21/2016 01:50 PM
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they are allowing for no charge flight changes so that might help folks

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Dansc] #82816
01/21/2016 01:51 PM
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they are allowing for no charge flight changes so that might help folks


Correct. It also helps with the "backlog" once flights start getting cancelled.


J.D.
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82817
01/21/2016 03:33 PM
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Boston got nailed last year the day before we returned. No flight issues for us but had issues finding the car at PreFlight.

This year we are returning on Sunday (n/s)...sounds similar <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: boucharda] #82818
01/21/2016 03:38 PM
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not supposed to get it that bad up there so you might be ok. You should only get 2 to 3 inches

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Dansc] #82819
01/21/2016 04:24 PM
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we should be ok flying out of Toronto but expecting a bumpy ride as we cross over the storm.

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Carol_Hill] #82820
01/23/2016 09:24 AM
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Still looking really bad this weekend! Those from the DC area in particular trying to get out this weekend may want to try to get out ahead of this storm! Airlines are allowing changes free.


Aren't you glad you no longer have to worry about it?


Rick and Grace
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY] #82821
01/23/2016 09:43 AM
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Absolutely!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> It's kind of mean, but we here in Florida watch such things on TV and kind of giggle under our breaths.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82822
01/23/2016 09:46 AM
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We got upgraded--No not on a reservation-
-but to a Blizzard!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

We are on the coast in Connecticut.
Good luck to all of you traveling. I heard some people are getting a few extra days in SXM.

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82823
01/23/2016 11:34 AM
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12 departures from PJIA were cancelled today and THAT is with AA leaving two planes and one United here overnight. Should be an interesting day tomorrow when we (hopefully) leave for BOS

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82824
01/23/2016 11:58 AM
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We are in the midst of a historic blizzard #snowzilla will likely deposit 30+ inches at Dulles and 24" at BWI. Storm is epxected to continue until evening. Hopefully, the runways will reopen Sunday afternoon. If you are parked in the long-term lots at Dulles, I hope that you drove your front-end loader to the airport.

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: The_Lurker] #82825
01/23/2016 01:43 PM
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That is an upgrade you can do without! Stay safe!



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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82826
01/23/2016 01:54 PM
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They said just now on TV there has 'only' been about 14 inches in DC proper. How much at your place so far? ...hope you still have power!!


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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Carol_Hill] #82827
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Carol,
The official snow measurement for Washington, DC is Reagan Airport. Due to some atmosphiric quirk, the snow let up there for several hours in the morning while 10 miles North or West it has been snowing buckets. http://www.weather.gov/lwx/pnsmap?type=snow We have 26" on the ground and are expecting a total of 30". JFK and EWR will have 2' by the time it is over.

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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82828
01/23/2016 05:18 PM
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OK, stay safe and warm!!


Carol Hill
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Carol_Hill] #82829
01/23/2016 06:07 PM
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Just measured the snow on my deck which is protected from the wind. 22" and it's still snowing as much as it was this morning. It's been years since we have had this much snow in Amishland. And the kidney stones aren't letting me keep up with the shoveling and snowblowing. Can hardly wait until April when we return for 3 weeks. The sun will shine soon I hope!

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: boucharda] #82830
01/23/2016 07:50 PM
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So far, Boston only has about 2-3 inches.
I have a flight (to Miami) tomorrow, and showing as "on time".

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: iscrogr] #82831
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Orlando was suppose to get down to freezing. I'll rent you my parka Carol.

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: january] #82832
01/23/2016 09:50 PM
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I have had my heat on today, for sure..


Carol Hill
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: smalbany] #82833
01/25/2016 11:22 AM
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Any updates as to whether they are getting caught up on flights or when they will be? I am to go through CLT to SXM this coming Friday. I haven't heard anything from the airline of any changes and sure don't want to call at this point as I am sure they are swamped. Just wondering if those folks out there going to or coming from the island recently that have been delayed are hearing anything. I heard some that were supposed to travel this past weekend were told they might not get home until tomorrow or Wed. Any news out there?

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: sxmsandbum] #82834
01/25/2016 11:54 AM
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I think you should be OK, since you already had a confirmed reservation for after the storm. I think that the folks were SUPPOSED to fly down this past weekend and that are trying to come home will be the primary ones affected. I would go into your reservation online and check it though.


Carol Hill
Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: Carol_Hill] #82835
01/25/2016 11:56 AM
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Yes I agree with Carol, go online and check the Flight Status. Just because it's listed is not enough. My friend in St Barth's only checked the listing and didn't see that it was cancelled. Check the Flight Status.
Cheers
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Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: sxmsandbum] #82836
01/25/2016 02:50 PM
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We were in the JB check in line and in front of a guy that was supposed to leave for NY on Saturday but of course that didn't happen. His family of 4 were being put up at the Sonesta Maho on vouchers (food and hotel) and they told him they would not have a flight until Thursday. He even tried to get to BOS but that was full.

He has to return to the airport daily to get his vouchers.

Re: Weekend East Coast Snowstorm Coming Into Focus [Re: boucharda] #82837
01/25/2016 02:57 PM
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Well, actually, since this was a snow event, JB did not have to do a D*mn thing for him, in terms of paying for his extended stay. I wonder whether the other airlines are paying for hotel and food also?


Carol Hill

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