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Airlines Warning Of Delays And Cancellations

An East Coast blizzard is menacing travelers trying to get home after the holidays, with major airports and rail lines closed for a second day.

Two passenger buses were marooned on a New Jersey highway carrying about 50 passengers, some with diabetes.

State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones tells NBC's "Today" show that one bus was freed Monday morning and that officials hope to have the other freed soon.

Officials are urging anyone who doesn't have to drive to stay off the roads. In New York City, some drivers have abandoned cars on snowed-in roads and highways.

New York City's airports are closed, and a spokesman says Boston's Logan Airport could take days to get back to normal.


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Airlines are already warning of delays and cancellations Sunday as a major winter storm roars up the East Coast.

United Airlines says the weather is likely to disrupt flights through its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and other northeastern airports through Monday. Forecasters say as much as 10 inches could fall in the Washington area tomorrow and more in New York.

Continental Airlines has canceled 250 departures from Newark Liberty International Airport outside New York City.

Delta Air Lines says it had about 500 weather-related flight cancellations nationwide Saturday, but it hasn't yet made any cancellations for Sunday. However, Delta says anyone with travel plans through Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington and Newark, N.J., on Sunday or Monday can change their flight without a penalty as long as they travel by Dec. 29.

AirTran is also offering to waive ticket-change fees for some flights scheduled for this weekend and Monday in the South and Mid-Atlantic.


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Delta Air Lines says it will decide later whether it will be canceling additional flights tomorrow out of Atlanta.

The airline scrubbed hundreds of departures from its hub today -- though some passengers are pointing out that the flights would have taken off hours before snow began falling in Atlanta this afternoon.

The storm is making its way north. And a Delta spokesman says anyone with travel plans through Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington and Newark, N.J., tomorrow or Monday will be able to change their flight without penalty, as long as they fly by Dec. 29.

AirTran is also offering to waive ticket-change fees for some flights scheduled for this weekend and Monday in the South and Mid-Atlantic.


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