Airlines cancel more than 5,500 flights due to blizzard

Airlines canceled nearly 6,300 flights in the U.S. and beyond this weekend as blizzard conditions, cold and ice hit much of the U.S., with East Coast cities feeling the most impact.
    
The bulk of Saturday’s 4,418 cancellations are at airports in the New York City and Washington metro areas, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Another 1,855 flights were canceled for Sunday. Those cancellations center on Philadelphia, Washington and New York, with airlines essentially shutting down all flights into those cities.
    
The airlines hope to be back to a full schedule by Sunday afternoon to handle the typical influx of business travelers heading out to start the work week.

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