WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP)– The forecasted snow is expected to have an impact on millions of airline travelers throughout the Northeast region today.
Security lines at Bradley International Airport were stretching the length of the terminal at about 5:00 Wednesday morning, but by 7:00 A.M. the lines had shortened significantly.
The departure board was mostly “in the green” for the majority of the early morning hours, meaning majority of flights were running as scheduled. A few delays trickled in at about 6 A.M., including flights to Denver, Louisville, and Balitmore.
The National Weather Service expects this storm to affect major Northeast cities for most of the day Wednesday, so make sure you call your airline before you come to the airport to verify your flight and connecting flights are still scheduled and running on time.
Airlines for America anticipated nearly 25 million air travelers nationwide this Thanksgiving Day travel period.
With the pending snow, The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy put out advisories urging people to move their travel plans up earlier.
The major U.S. airlines, meanwhile, have said that they are watching this storm closely.
22News spoke to some travelers about how the snow has affected their plans. One Westfield State University student said he is on his way home to Georgia for his annual family reunion.
“I booked the flight like a month ago. We didn’t predict the snow but I’m glad I got an early flight,” student Joe Panek said.
During the day Tuesday, some airlines dropped their ticket-change fees for people flying out of the Northeast; letting some passengers to sneak in an early flight before the worst of the snow hits.
Bradley International Airport officials advise arriving to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to leave, but that with the snow, it’s a good idea to arrive even earlier.