This pre-Christmas travel period will impact many flights in the United States

It is will be very challenging period for pre-Christmas travel in many parts of the United States. Many flights are likely to be cancelled and plans disrupted. An Arctic air mass with cold temperatures, strong winds, icing and snow will move down into the United States creating these areas of travel alerts. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Great Lakes area making travel very difficult in many areas.

Chicago’s two airports are likely to be very impacted. However many other airline hubs will also be inpacted.

Delta Air Lines has issued these warnings:

Pacific Northwest:

The forecasted path of the Pacific Northwest Winter Weather may impact travel to/from/through the destination(s) listed below. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute information about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.

Midwest and Central Plains:

The forecasted severe winter weather of Midwest and Central Plains may impact travel to/from/through the destination(s) listed below. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute information about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.

Atlantic and Northeast Region:

Meanwhile United Airlines issued this travel alert:

North America

Waiver: East Coast Winter Weather

‚ÄčOriginal ticket must have been purchased by:

December 18, 2022

Original travel dates

December 22, 2022 – December 25, 2022

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for United flights departing on or before December 28, 2022, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed. View your reservationand select Change Flight to search for alternate flights.

Rebooking window: December 19, 2022 – December 28, 2022

Airports

  • Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)
  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Asheville Regional Airport, NC (AVL)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Bangor, ME (BGR)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)‚Äč
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Erie, PA (ERI)
  • Flint, MI (FNT)
  • Greensboro, NC (GSO)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • Ithaca, NY (ITH)
  • Johnstown, PA (JST)
  • Knoxville, TN (TYS)
  • Lexington, KY (LEX)
  • Louisville, KY (SDF)
  • Manchester, NH (MHT)
  • Nashville, TN (BNA)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Norfolk, VA (ORF)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Raleigh, NC (RDU)
  • Richmond, VA (RIC)
  • Roanoke, VA (ROA)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • Saginaw, MI (MBS)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Toronto, ON, CA (YYZ)
  • Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington-National, DC (DCA)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA (AVP)
  • Wilmington, NC (ILM)

Waiver: Texas Winter Weather

‚ÄčOriginal ticket must have been purchased by:

December 18, 2022

Original travel dates

December 22, 2022 – December 25, 2022

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for United flights departing on or before December 28, 2022, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed. View your reservationand select Change Flight to search for alternate flights.

Rebooking window: December 19, 2022 – December 28, 2022

Airports

  • Amarillo, TX (AMA)
  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Brownsville, TX (BRO)
  • Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)
  • El Paso, TX (ELP)
  • Harlingen, TX (HRL)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Laredo, TX (LRD)
  • Lubbock, TX (LBB)
  • McAllen, TX (MFE)
  • Midland, TX (MAF)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
  • Victoria, TX (VCT)

Waiver: Central and Northwest US Winter Weather

‚ÄčOriginal ticket must have been purchased by:

December 18, 2022

Original travel dates

December 20, 2022 – December 23, 2022

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for United flights departing on or before December 28, 2022, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed. View your reservationand select Change Flight to search for alternate flights.

Rebooking window: December 18, 2022 – December 28, 2022

Airports

  • Aspen, CO (ASE)
  • Billings, MT (BIL)
  • Bismarck, ND (BIS)
  • Boise, ID (BOI)
  • Bozeman, MT (BZN)
  • Casper, WY (CPR)
  • Cheyenne, WY (CYS)
  • Cody, WY (COD)
  • Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Devils Lake, ND (DVL)
  • Dickinson, ND (DIK)
  • Dodge City, KS (DDC)
  • Durango, CO (DRO)
  • Fargo, ND (FAR)
  • Ft. Collins, CO (FNL)
  • Gillette, WY (GCC)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
  • Great Falls, MT (GTF)
  • Gunnison, CO (GUC)
  • Hayden, CO (HDN)
  • Hays, KS (HYS)
  • Helena, MT (HLN)
  • Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)
  • Jackson, WY (JAC)
  • Jamestown, ND (JMS)
  • Kalispell, MT (FCA)
  • Laramie, WY (LAR)
  • Lewiston, ID (LWS)
  • Liberal, KS (LBL)
  • Minot, ND (MOT)
  • Missoula, MT (MSO)
  • Moab, UT (CNY)
  • Montrose/Telluride, CO (MTJ)
  • North Platte, NE (LBF)
  • Pasco, WA (PSC)
  • Pueblo, CO (PUB)
  • Rapid City, SD (RAP)
  • Riverton, WY (RIW)
  • Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
  • Salina, KS (SLN)‚Äč
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Sheridan, WY (SHR)
  • Spokane, WA (GEG)
  • Sun Valley, ID (SUN)
  • Vail/Eagle, CO (EGE)
  • Vernal, UT (VEL)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)
  • Williston, ND (XWA)

Waiver: Midwest Winter Weather

‚ÄčOriginal ticket must have been purchased by:

December 17, 2022

Original travel dates

December 21, 2022 – December 25, 2022

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for United flights departing on or before December 30, 2022, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed. View your reservationand select Change Flight to search for alternate flights.

Rebooking window: December 18, 2022 – December 30, 2022

Airports

  • Appleton, WI (ATW)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
  • Chicago-O’Hare, IL (ORD)‚Äč
  • Decatur, IL (DEC)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Duluth, MN (DLH)
  • Eau Claire, WI (EAU)
  • Fort Dodge, IA (FOD)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
  • Green Bay, WI (GRB)
  • Hancock, MI (CMX)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Mason City, IA (MCW)
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Sioux City, IA (SUX)
  • Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
  • South Bend, IN (SBN)
  • Springfield, IL (SPI)
  • St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • Traverse City, MI (TVC)