Travel Affected By Winter Storm Draco
It appears that travel plans of a number of Americans for the holidays may be disrupted by a major storm system, which was called Winter Storm Draco by the Weather Channel.
The storm system is expected to bring a white Christmas to a number of states from Maine to Colorado, which would affect travel in these states. Blizzard warnings were already raised in six states while ten states received winter weather advisories due to Winter Storm Draco.
Fifteen flights were cancelled in Denver while a number of inbound flights were delayed due to ice and snow. Winter Storm Draco also resulted to a number of cancelled flights in Chicago for Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Alex Sosnowski of Accuweather, a number of airports that are in the storm’s path will experience delays, which will have a domino effect in other areas in the country. Detroit, Minneapolis, and Chicago are expected to be affected directly by the storm.
The rebooking policies of a number of airlines were relaxed for passengers whose destinations are in the path of Winter Storm Draco.
Frontier Airlines passengers who will fly in or out of Denver can modify their flights without any charges until January 3. While the change-fee policy of US Airways was relaxed for passengers going in or out of Des Moines, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, and Omaha.
Similar adjustments were also made by United Airlines and American Airlines for passengers coming in or out of a number of Great Plains and Midwest airports due to Winter Storm Draco.
Flight changes are also offered for free by Southwest Airlines for passengers who go through Des Moines, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, and Milwaukee. Aside from air travel, Winter Storm Draco is also expected to affect land travel as a number of major highways may be affected by the storm.
Travelers are advised to monitor the status of Winter Storm Draco and get advisories from local authorities before pushing through with their travel plans.