Austin flights feel impact of blizzard in Northeast

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Across the country, more than 6,500 flights have been canceled, and thousands more were delayed. While the storm is hitting the Northeast, it’s impact is being felt in Austin. At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, more than a dozen flights were canceled.

“We’re heading back to Nashville today and we are only about 45 minutes delayed,” said Jon Rotcker. But his friends from New York weren’t so lucky. “Some of them had flights tomorrow that were canceled and had to book early to get out on time.”

“It’s not unusual for a storm like this, where it’s in a big region, to have an impact all across the country,” explains airport spokesman Jason Zielinski. “And we’re seeing it here in Austin.”

One passenger at the airport says her cousin’s 6 a.m. flight to New York was canceled. The airline told her they can’t reschedule it until Wednesday.

“We expect to see cancellations and delays over the next couple days,” said Zielinski. “Always check your flight status and make sure your flight isn’t one of those.”

Airport officials recommend checking with your airline, so you don’t arrive to find your flights been canceled. They also recommend checking your connecting flight so you don’t run into problems there. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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