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Fliers at Heathrow can’t get to Boston today, but New York is okay

Feb 09, 2013 10:35 am

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Slight disruptions at international hubs like Boston and New York tend to radiate around the world, but last night’s storm was more talk than actual snowfall and travel should be back to normal by tonight.

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A Delta Shuttle is snowed in at Boston Logan Airport during an earlier snow in 2007. Robert Donovan / Flickr


Flights to Boston from London were disrupted for a second day after a storm dumped more than two feet of snow on the U.S. Northeast.

IAG’s British Airways canceled two of its three flights to Boston today, a spokeswoman said, while Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. scrapped its London-to-Boston service for a second day. London’s Heathrow Airport said three outgoing and 32 incoming U.S. flights had been canceled.

British Airways said it was running a full schedule between New York and London, though customers on early flights may experience delays. A Virgin spokeswoman said the airline was running a full service to New York after canceling flights yesterday.

The U.S. regions worst affected by the blizzard were the central and eastern portions of Long Island and Connecticut, where 2 to 3 feet of snow fell, Joey Picca, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New York, said by phone at 6 a.m. local time today. New York City received between 8 inches and 15 inches of snow, Picca said, compared with as much as 2 feet that fell across Massachusetts.

British Airways said it expects to resume full service tomorrow, though it will continue to monitor the weather and make decisions accordingly. Virgin said it was monitoring the situation.

Editors: Keith Campbell and Alastair Reed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Biesheuvel in London at tbiesheuvel@bloomberg.net. To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Viljoen at jviljoen@bloomberg.net

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