Because of the storm hitting eastern Us many airports have been closed, and have just heard from a friend her flight from CDG(Paris) to Philly today was cancelled, just a heads up to those planning on leaving in next few days, and to those who may be stranded in Europe for an extra few days.
My friend is American, and I like her anyways, James..
Beware of the "ripple effect" of the east coast flight cancellations. I am heading to a meeting tomorrow in Dallas and already some of my co-workers who are not on the east coast have had their flights canceled due to the storm. So the Europe leg might be fine but getting to that flight or home from that flight might ending up being the problem. Good luck!!
Exactly a storm this big will and is affecting millions of people, and although many of us are not in the storms path, it may still affect our plans.
I have been watching the news on and off all day, and this is going to be one very expensive clean up too , hopefully the losses are all mainly material/economic and not lives..
Check out the images on this site on NYC Air Travel Updates. Check out the water on the tarmac. It really looks bad for LaGuardia. Pam
Pam - Do you still have power? It appears Con Ed had to turn off power thru most of lower Manhattan. Flight cancellations are almost as high as the December snowstorm of 2010/11. Remember the tens of thousamds of travellers living in airports then?
I'm so thankful to be at home tonight. Heading out on vacation Wednesday but going south to Florida. I finally got it right and am heading away from the bad weather. Usually it's the other way around.
Yes, thankfully, I still have power. I'm in Midtown East up on hill. ; ) You don't always realize that there are hills on Manhattan! They just announced that LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and the other area airports are closed. That evidently is a step beyond canceled flights. PAm
Trying to post that link again. http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-live-update-center/#.UI8uJLT1vfg
Tourists from Germany and Denmark camping out at EWR: http://tinyurl.com/8oxyryg
They showed pictures on the Denver news channels tonight of all of the planes parked at DIA, not from cancelled flights, but from the airlines bringing them out here to get them out of the storm. They also said operations were being affected as far west as Chicago.
Governor Cuomo says that JFK should open tomorrow, but LaGuardia will likely not open for another day. Pam
Still no power and have been told don't expect it until Nov 9. Travel is tough! No trains on NJ Transit and I assume no Amtrak. I have never experienced ANYTHING this bad. I did make it in (and back out) to NYC today.
Thats awful Bronwen, I saw some footage on the news last night, it literally looks like a nuclear bomb went off in some places, hundreds of houses burnt to the ground, wreckage of homes and cars strewn all over. Its hard to imagine, you see that sort of thing as always happening "somewhere else", and you look at the mess and just wonder how can they even start to make it right again. Being without a power for a few hours is hard, but for a week or two, hard to imagine. Its a novelty for an evening, candles and potato chips for dinner, but longer then that is so hard, no heat, no hot water, so many houses without fireplaces or barbeques so even heating up some coffee isn't going to happen.
Hope recovery happens as quickly as possible, and that no more lives are discovered lost..
It sure puts things in perspective doesn't it? Our family is scattered all over NJ and NYC and we have all been lucky with no real damage, although sister in Long Island was told maybe another week with no electric. Fortunately they have a grill so can cook. It was terrible to see Seaside Heights in NJ where we used to go as kids is really no longer there. Unfortunately, they are still finding victims. Your comment was right on, we always thought this kind of disaster happens someplace else.