More than 4,500 canceled flights are causing chaos at airports

  • This week's nor'easter has resulted in over 4,500 cancelled flights between Wednesday and Thursday, as of Wednesday morning.
  • Airports in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia have been the hardest hit.
  • American, Republic, JetBlue, and Southwest Airlines have each cancelled over 400 flights between Wednesday and Thursday.


This week's nor'easter has come at an odd time, one day after the official start of spring. It's the fourth winter storm in the past three weeks, which means airlines are dealing with another round of mass cancellations

Airlines have cancelled over 4,500 flights scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday as of Wednesday morning, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.

Airports in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia have been the hardest hit, as they've been involved in over 2,500 cancelled flights. LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport have seen over 60% of their scheduled flights for Wednesday cancelled, while John F. Kennedy International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport have had over 40% of their scheduled Wednesday flights cancelled.

Among airlines, American, Republic, JetBlue, and Southwest Airlines have each cancelled over 400 flights between Wednesday and Thursday. 

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Snow falls as a member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard in front of the White House on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: A truck plows snow as tourist stand in front of the White House, on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Snow falls as a K9 member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard in front of the White House on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Tourists walk on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during a snow storm, on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: A truck plows snow as tourists stand in front of the White House on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: A women rides a bicycle on Pennsylvania Avenue during a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Snow falls as a member of the U.S. Secret Service stands guard at the North Portico of the White House on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing the fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Tourists from Denmark have their picture taken in front of the White House on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The East Coast is experiencing a fourth nor'easter in recent weeks. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Pedestrians weather the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians weather the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Commuters travel in light congestion during the latest storm to hit the US east coast, on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A snow-shovel travels throug Washington, DC, during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A pedestrian weathers the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker shovels a sidewalk during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker salts a sidewalk during the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pedestrians weather the latest storm to hit the US east coast on March 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman takes pictures during a snow storm at Brooklyn Bridge Park on March 21, 2018 in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple walks towards the Manhattan Bridge during a snow storm at Brooklyn Bridge Park on March 21, 2018 in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks his dog during a snow storm at Brooklyn Bridge Park on March 21, 2018 in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A tree is covered in snow on March 21, 2018 in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
An NYC ferry crosses under The Brooklyn Bridge during a snow storm on March 21, 2018, as the fourth nor'easter in a month hits the tri-state area on the first full day of spring. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
An NYC ferry crosses under The Brooklyn Bridge during a snow storm on March 21, 2018, as the fourth nor'easter in a month hits the tri-state area on the first full day of spring. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks his dog during a snow storm at Brooklyn Bridge Park on March 21, 2018 in New York City. Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A car drives through the snow on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A mail carrier walks through the snow on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A man crosses the street in a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A mail carrier walks through the snow on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A woman crosses the street in a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A man crosses the street in a snow storm on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York City and much of New England has experienced four winter storms in recent weeks that have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights, downed power lines and closed schools and businesses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Workers clear snow during a storm in Washington, DC, March 21, 2018, the first full day of spring. The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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