United Airlines Offers Rebooking Options for Customers Affected by East Coast Blizzard

Airline cancels all flights at Newark hub and surrounding airports Tuesday

January 26, 2015

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CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be affected by severe winter weather forecast for the Northeastern U.S. region.

Weather conditions will lead to the delay and cancellation of certain Monday evening flights at New York-area airports.

On Tuesday, the airline will cancel all flights at its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as well as flights at La Guardia (LGA) and John F. Kennedy (JFK) airports, Boston (BOS) and Philadelphia (PHL). Operations at other airports throughout the Northeast will also be affected.

Options for travelers

For customers ticketed for travel through the region during this period, United is waiving change fees that otherwise may apply. For the fastest service, United urges customers to visit united.com or the United mobile app to:

  • Get complete travel waiver information
  • Check the status of a flight and use the "Send Notification" function to receive alerts
  • Select alternative flights or, in some cases, alternate airports in the event of a flight cancellation

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,055 flights a day to 373 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 34 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 and the 737-900ER. United is also welcoming 49 new Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 84,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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