NYC area airports and passengers impacted by FAA ground stop delays
Thousands of flight delays and cancellations rippled across the U.S. early Wednesday after a computer outage led to a grounding order for all departing aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The impact was felt by travelers across the Tri-State area.
Reporters were at JFK International Airport, where passengers lined up waiting for word on when flights would resume.
It was a similar scene at LaGuardia.
And the domestic terminal at Newark Liberty International didn’t start to empty out until shortly before noon, as passengers waited for later departures or deal with cancellations.
Several airlines scrambled to address customers’ frustrations.
United Airlines, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, and which paused all flights ahead of the FAA’s nationwide ground stop order, is issuing travel waivers to passengers who were impacted.
If your flight this morning was delayed due to the FAA-issued ground stop, we have issued a travel waiver to allow you the freedom to change your travel plans: https://t.co/anE9hGuZ9r
— United Airlines (@united) January 11, 2023
This is just the latest headache for travelers in the U.S. who faced flight cancellations over the holidays amid winter storms and a breakdown with staffing technology at Southwest Airlines.
They also ran into long lines, lost baggage, and cancellations and delays over the summer as travel demand roared back from the COVID-19 pandemic and ran into staffing cutbacks at airports and airlines in the U.S. and Europe.
To check if your flight has been impacted, here are links to the websites for the three major airports in the Tri-State area: