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Strong thunderstorms along with heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to disrupt flights in the New York metro area Monday.

weather waiver was issued Sunday to allow customers traveling to, from or through the New York area on Monday to make a one-time change to their travel itinerary.

As of Monday morning, the airline canceled five mainline flights and anticipates approximately 150 Delta Connection regional cancels throughout the day as a result of the inclement weather.

Today’s weather disruption comes on the heels of a strong snowstorm that caused airports in the Midwest to suspend operations over the weekend. Challenging weather conditions continued in the Great Lakes region on Sunday after flights at Delta’s Minneapolis-St. Paul hub resumed. Delta teams continue to work diligently to keep flights operating safety.

Customers are advised to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

 

1:30 p.m. ET, Sunday update:

Delta's operations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) resumed late Saturday. The airline expects another challenging operation today as crews at the MSP airport and across the Great Lakes Region work diligently to keep flights operating safely during the ongoing snowstorm.

Delta canceled approximately 180 flights for Sunday, bringing the total to over 580 for the weekend. Additional cancellations and delays are expected as ramp and field conditions continue to be a challenge.

Delta's meteorologists are forecasting 2-4 inches of snow accumulation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and periods of moderate snow and ice pellet mix in the Great Lakes Region, particularly at the Pellston Regional Airport and Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Michigan, and General Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin. Delta's New York-JFK and LaGuardia hubs, as well as Detroit, are experiencing minor delays as gusty winds and rain impact the region.

Customers are advised to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information. A weather waiver was issued Thursday, ahead of the storm, allowing customers to make one-time changes to their travel itinerary.

 

9 p.m. ET, Saturday update:

Severe winter weather continues to disrupt operations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Delta has canceled additional flights, bringing the total to approximately 360 for April 14 and 90 for April 15.

The airline’s team of meteorologists say snowfall is forecasted to continue into tomorrow. Delta will aim to resume operations in the region Sunday, as crews work to safely de-ice aircraft and clear runways following the snowstorm.

Delta issued a weather waiver Thursday for customers to adjust their schedule if traveling through the cities affected by the storm. Customers are advised to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

Delta’s New York-JFK and LaGuardia hubs, as well as Atlanta, Detroit and Boston, are also expected to experience inclement weather Sunday, and minor delays are expected.

 

4 p.m. ET, Saturday update:

As snowfall begins to increase, operations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport have been temporarily suspended due to worsening runway conditions. Delta has cancelled additional flights, bringing the total to approximately 350, as the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region endures heavy snowfall and gusty winds.

The airline issued a weather waiver for airports in the region to allow customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Friday and Saturday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee. Early Friday, Delta expanded its weather waiver to include airports across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region to further assist affected customers.

As always, customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

 

5:20 p.m. ET, Friday update:

Delta employees at airports throughout the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region are preparing for a strong snowstorm forecasted for the area on Friday night through Sunday. The storm is expected to produce sustained high winds up to 40 mph, below freezing temperatures and several inches of snow accumulation. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area could see as much as 14 inches of snow this weekend.

In anticipation of the severe weather system, Delta will proactively cancel approximately 150 Delta Connection regional flights for Saturday, primarily at the MSP airport. Additional cancellations are possible and Sunday’s operational impact will continue to be monitored.

Light snowfall will begin overnight Friday, becoming heavier throughout the day on Saturday leading into Sunday morning. Due to high winds and snow, the MSP airport is expected to periodically close runways for snow removal. Delta teams are also planning to increase staffing and route crews and aircraft together where possible to minimize operational impact.

The airline issued a weather waiver for airports in the region to allow customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Friday and Saturday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee. Early Friday, Delta expanded its weather waiver to include airports across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region to further assist affected customers.

Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the most up-to-date flight status information.

 

9:30 p.m. ET, Thursday update:

Delta has proactively issued a weather waiver for certain Midwest airports ahead of a strong snowstorm forecasted for the area on Friday and Saturday.

Flight disruptions at the MSP airport can be expected and regional airports throughout the upper Midwest may see operations suspended during times of excessive winds and snowfall.

Winds of approximately 55 miles per hour and expected snowfall of eight to ten inches in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area are being forecasted by Delta’s meteorology team, with more severe levels expected in the surrounding areas.

The weather waiver allows customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Friday and Saturday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee.

Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the latest flight status.

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