New York and Boston are grinding to a halt, as the first big snowstorm of 2015 approaches. But the airlines that service those cities are way out ahead.
Before the first flakes of snow appeared in Manhattan, airlines pro-actively canceled more than 3,000 flights for Monday, and another 2,700 flights for Tuesday, according to FlightAware. Depending on the severity of the storms, the carriers most likely will add more flights to that total in the next 24 hours.
It’s easy to ask why the airlines have become so aggressive in grounding their planes. And also, how do they know to ground them? [click here to continue]