Delta meteorologists are forecasting a relatively quiet week weather-wise heading into the Christmas holiday, welcome news after a wintry storm's roughly five-day, cross-country trek prompted cancellations and delays.
The wintry weather drove roughly 575 Delta mainline and Delta Connection cancellations over the period. Delta issued a winter weather waiver ahead of the storm to allow customers an opportunity to adjust their travel plans while Airport Customer Service, TechOps and Reservation Sales teams, as well as flight attendants and pilots, worked hard to get those customers who were flying to their destination.
“We’re on the back side of this latest winter storm and looking forward to a period of relatively good weather ahead of the holiday,” said Delta meteorologist Stephanie Klipfel. “We’ll see chances of snow at our upper Midwest airports around mid-week and an additional chance in the Northeast by Thursday, but otherwise high pressure will dominate much of the U.S. bringing favorable weather.”
Another winter storm system is expected to develop in the Northwest on Saturday and will likely move into the middle portion of the U.S. by Christmas Day, according to initial forecasts.
Klipfel added Delta’s international hubs, including Paris, Amsterdam, London and Tokyo should all have minimal impact heading into the holiday weekend.