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Potential Bomb Cyclone Could Create Travel Chaos For Holiday Travellers In & Out Of Orlando

We first reported about potential air travel delays for holiday travellers on Monday, and now it appears the major winter storm will create a travel nightmare for millions ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend.

It is feared that travellers heading in and out of Florida are facing the possibility of major holiday travel disruption due to a dangerous blizzard moving across the U.S. toward the East Coast, that could potentially become a bomb cyclone with damaging winds.

Holiday Storm Causing Travel Problems In and Out Of Florida

The winter storm is expected to create a widespread flash freeze in the Plains, Midwest and East as heavy rain is followed by temperatures rapidly falling below freezing all the way to Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

Forecasters are calling it a once-in-a-generation storm and could cause major flight delays in and out of Florida, brining the coldest Christmas since 1989 in many area.

As we get ever closer to Christmas, hundreds of thousands of travellers are flying in and out of Orlando International Airport in the days ahead, with airport officials expecting delays and cancellations as the dangerous winter storm closes airports in the eastern U.S.

Major airports including Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are expected to have to deal with serious travel disruptions, with the worst conditions expected late Thursday evening into Friday.

Right now the advice is if you're flying in or out of Orlando, get to the airport at least three hours early.

Christmas Travellers Orlando International Airport

US airlines have issued travel waivers ahead of the brutal bomb cyclone allowing limited, no-charge itinerary changes related to the expected storms.

Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines have all issued winter storm waivers ahead of the storm, with the advice to check with your airline.

Winter Blizzards Close Airports


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