Travelers planning to fly in or out of Charlotte are dealing with the wrath of winter again Wednesday, as a storm that hit the Midwest on Tuesday and is battering the Mid-Atlantic states Wednesday has caused dozens of flight cancellations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
It means some travelers likely will spend the night at the airport terminal, with nearly all flights in and out of Washington, Baltimore and Virginia cities cancelled. The cancellation list spread Wednesday afternoon to the New York City area.
Heavy snow fell Tuesday in a corridor that includes Milwaukee, Chicago and Indianapolis, and the bad weather has moved Wednesday into West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Meteorologists say the storm system likely will spread snow northward into the New York City area later Wednesday.
The result was visible on flight schedules at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Between 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, there are 11 cancelled departures and 15 cancelled arrivals. That is in addition to 35 scrubbed arrivals and departures earlier Wednesday, bringing the total so far Wednesday to more than 60 flights.
It appears as if all departures and arrivals are cancelled out of the Washington area and in places like Charlottesville, Va.
Departures and arrivals cancelled include these destinations:
-- Charlottesville, Va.
-- Bristol, Tenn.
-- Lynchburg, Va.
-- New York’s LaGuardia
-- Roanoke, Va.
-- Huntington, W.Va.
The website FlightStats.com listed nearly 1,400 cancellations Wednesday across the United States.
US Airways has announced a relaxation of its fees for changing tickets.
There will be no penalty for changing tickets through Wednesday involving these destinations: Akron, Ohio; Baltimore; Charleston, W.Va.; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit; Erie, Pa.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Huntington, W.Va.; Indianapolis; Johnson City, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; Louisville; Lynchburg, Va.; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; Richmond; Roanoke, Va.; Salisbury, Md.; State College, Pa.; and Washington.
There will be no penalty for changing tickets through Thursday involving these destinations: Albany, N.Y.; Allentown, Pa.; Boston; Burlington, Vt.; Hartford; Islip, N.Y.; Manchester, N.H.; Newark; Newburgh, N.Y.; New Haven. Conn.; New York City; Philadelphia; Providence; Scranton, Pa.; and White Plains, N.Y.