Cancellation Chaos: Tropical Storm Lee Grounds Numerous Flights at Boston Logan Airport

Posted: (last modified September 18, 2023 ) by

Posted on : September 18, 2023

Category : Boston News

Many flights scheduled to take off from Boston Logan International Airport were called off as Hurricane Lee, currently reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone, moved along the Massachusetts coast on Saturday.

Over 90 flights originating from Logan were affected by the post-tropical cyclone, with its southern edge lingering near Nantucket as it travels northward towards Canada, as reported in the flight status section of Massport's website.

Massport's website advises passengers to verify their flight status with their respective airlines in anticipation of adverse weather conditions. may have to suspend or cancel some services to Nantucket and New Hampshire areas. If the conditions are not favorable it will be risky to undertake the service. Whenever a prior reservation is canceled we will issue complete refunds. For modifications in reservation, you can do it online on our website at no extra cost.

Lee, currently advancing northward at a speed of 25 mph near Canada, boasts sustained winds of 80 mph. It is anticipated to bring potentially damaging wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph to Cape Cod and Nantucket. Along the Massachusetts coastline, there's a chance of minor flooding, substantial waves causing hazardous rip currents, and the possibility of trees and power lines being knocked over.

Nantucket is poised to face sporadic power outages due to adverse wind conditions and potential street flooding stemming from heavy rainfall and elevated tides, according to statements from the town and country. Both National Grid and Verizon have deployed additional personnel to the island to address any issues. Significant disruptions in travel to and from the island are expected on Saturday, and the situation may persist into Sunday.

In Dukes County, encompassing Martha's Vineyard, officials strongly advise individuals planning weekend travel to closely monitor The Steamship Authority ferry company's website. They are encouraging those with travel needs to consider making their arrangements before Friday, as conditions are expected to deteriorate.

The list of companies canceling flights on Saturday includes Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Cape Air, Jet Blue, and United.

In response to the anticipated severe weather in the eastern part of New England due to Lee, Jet Blue has announced its intention to waive flight change and cancellation fees as well as fare differences for customers traveling from Boston, Portland, and Providence from Friday through Sunday.

Cape Air passengers traveling between Friday and Sunday are also offered the option to switch to an alternative flight until Monday, September 25, without incurring extra charges. The airline emphasizes its vigilant monitoring of the storm's progress and encourages all travelers to carefully plan their trips while staying updated on their flight statuses.

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