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Hurricane Sandy Travel Report Card

Hurricane Sandy Travel Report Card

While efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy’s effects continue, hundreds of thousands of people in the northeastern United States are still without electric power and a potentially deadly storm could cause more power failures and flooding in areas that were already devastated by last week’s storm.
The good news was buried in the speed with which the nation’s airlines recovered from the storm.  Having used the weekend to recover, it is …

After Sandy: A Slow Return to Normalcy

After Sandy:  A Slow Return to Normalcy

Airports Open, Some Power Restored, Subways and Buses Running
For some, a sense of normalcy has begun to return to the Northeast. The cleanup continues, more people have power, and operations are starting resume at both John F. Kennedy International Airport as well as at LaGuardia.
The two airports were literally underwater after Hurricane Sandy struck earlier in the week. New York Governor Cuomo had previously gone on record saying that LaGuardia …

After Sandy, More Disruptions than Recovery

After Sandy, More Disruptions than Recovery

Airports Reopen, New York in Gridlock, Millions Without Power
New York is beginning to regain traction after taking a heavy hit from Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall just south of the city on Monday, with all three area airports, including La Guardia, which had been particularly badly flooded, reopening on Wednesday. However, measures are in place to maintain order while the recovery continues.
Parts of New York and New Jersey are still …

Aftermath of Sandy: JFK to Reopen, LaGuardia Closed Indefinitely, Buses Return, Millions Without Power

Aftermath of Sandy: JFK to Reopen, LaGuardia Closed Indefinitely, Buses Return, Millions Without Power

One day after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, millions of people in the Northeast remained without power as some services slowly returned to normal.
More than 7,000 flights were cancelled on Tuesday according to  FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking service, bringing the total number of cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy to over 18,000.  New York’s LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports were the most affected with 1,200 cancellations each.
Some …

Airlines Cancel More than 16,000 Flights Thanks to Sandy

Airlines Cancel More than 16,000 Flights Thanks to Sandy

More than 6,000 flights have been cancelled on Tuesday, leaving untold numbers of travelers stranded and bringing the total number of cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy to almost 16,000 according FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking service.
See Stranded by Sandy? Here’s What to Do and What Not to Do
New York-area airports, including LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, Newark, as well as others in the region including Atlantic City, Groton-New London, Tweed New Haven, MacArthur …

Hurricane Sandy Cancels 12,000 Flights Through Wednesday

Hurricane Sandy Cancels 12,000 Flights Through Wednesday

The nation’s airlines have cancelled over 12,000 flights through Wednesday as a result of Hurricane Sandy, leaving thousands of travelers stranded across the nation.  By noon Monday, the storm was producing sustained winds of 90 mph (145 km/h), up from 75 mph (120 km/h) on Sunday night.
According to FlightAware.com, a flight-tracking service, over 12,000 flights have been cancelled as of noon on Monday.  While most of the flights impacted by …

Hurricane Sandy Impacts Travel As Airports and Mass Transit Shut Down

Hurricane Sandy Impacts Travel As Airports and Mass Transit Shut Down

NEW YORK CITY–A storm that has the potential to impact over 50 million people is moving up the East Coast of the United States, promising to cause massive power failures and flooding in its wake.
The nation’s airlines have already cancelled over 5,000 flights and Amtrak announced it would suspend train service in the Northeast starting at 7 p.m. Sunday.  Both New York and Philadelphia are shutting down their mass transit …