January 30, 2023

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Thousands of US flights were delayed Sunday as major storms disrupted travel

Thousands of US flights were delayed Sunday as major storms disrupted travel


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A severe weather system across several parts of the United States prompted the three major airports serving New York City to urge passengers to arrive earlier than expected for flights. One of the busiest travel days of the year.

As of Sunday evening, 4,944 flights into, out of, or within the United States had been grounded. According to FlightAwareThe site indicated that 163 American flights were canceled.

A fairly large storm system will shift from the Mississippi River Valley Sunday morning to the northeast, bringing widespread rain and gusty winds with it. Heavy rain and high winds are expected to affect millions of travelers from the Midwest to the Northeast and down to the Southeast Sunday.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport urged passengers to reserve parking spaces in advance, which operators said were filling up. We can’t stress this enough – plan ahead and arrive early if you’re traveling during the #Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Airport tweeted.

Newark Liberty International Airport echoed the LGA in suggesting that passengers plan ahead and strive to get to the airport early. He warned that the roads leading to the airport were already crowded on Sunday morning. “Holiday season means higher passenger numbers. If you plan to fly through Terminal A or B, take advantage of the free VirtuaLine EWR and secure your spot at the security checkpoint line in advance,” the airport says. he said on Twitter. “As more travelers travel during the holiday, allow extra time for travel, check-in, and security.”

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JFK also said that passengers traveling on Sunday should plan ahead and arrive early. JFK chirp From his verified account, “Budget extra travel time to get to #JFK, park in the reserved spot, check in, and pass security.”

CNN’s Ramisha Maarouf contributed to this report.