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Well a lot -- about the -- in Cleveland officials there warning.
Of whiteout conditions and urging people to stay off the roads as much as possible.
The winter storm that's battered the south and the midwest now bearing down on the northeast.
More than 3000 flights have already been delayed or canceled altogether.
This says the storm heads toward some of the nation's busiest airports.
Travel expert Rick -- joins us now he is the founder of fare compare.
Dot com when you talk about pre empting flights canceling flights right now Rick that's not a good sign.
-- it's is definitely not a good sign but it is a good sign really for consumers and airlines are pretty canceling.
Because consumers need to know these things.
Are going to be canceled so they can make other plans you just don't want to be stuck on the tarmac for a few hours.
Flying around try to get to an airport and being diverted having your family not be able to pick you up on the other end and there -- -- -- so.
I like that airlines are actually being proactive in canceling -- -- one in five flights basically are gonna be delayed or canceled historically during this time for an.
-- but let's just say I'm flying in new Philly or new work or New York or even Boston's Logan sometime tomorrow the next 48 hours and my flight has not yet been preemptively canceled -- What do I do.
Well you basically need to check out sign up for flight status alerts each airline has -- there's a great web site called flight stats are com.
You can sign up of those flights don't know whether or not it's going to be delayed or canceled as quickly as possible sometimes even before the gate agent knows which is pretty good information.
As soon as you know what's going on.
And you know your flight's going to be delayed you still need to head to the airport if -- having canceled -- flight otherwise unless they're giving out waivers.
You're going to be charged for a change for your missing your flight so you need to head out to the airport now -- Airlines when his mother nature aren't required to give you vouchers for hotels for meals you're really left to your own devices in the case of mother nature.
Yeah I don't think people realize that you know even major airlines they only have between four and 600 planes or when you've got a hundred a couple of hundred planes that are trapped in Boston and new York and Philly.
I mean you're gonna have thousands of cancellations they need to be prepared -- -- Absolutely like yesterday we had -- DFW about 250 cancellations at -- at W but total cancellations across the entire American system.
We're 600 because you have this cascading effect were other flights are canceled.
Completely and other parts of the country so you just don't know if it's really sunny outside -- still may have your flight canceled so you need to be aware and be sure and check on that flight.
Every hour on the hour that the day that you're going and also check ahead of time to make sure wasn't pre canceled.
It's good advice Rick see any good to see you thank you sir.
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