A severe winter storm accompanied by rain created hell for thousands of travellers on the eastern seaboard Thursday, February 13.
Major airports on the East Coast including Charlotte/Douglas, Hartsfield-Jackson, Philadelphia International, Reagan National, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Dulles International, BWI, JFK, Boston Logan, Chicago O'Hare, Raleigh-Durham and Orlando International reported heavy cancellations.
According to flight tracking service FlightAware, Charlotte/Douglas was the worst hit with 82% (644 flights) of outgoing flights and 81% (641) of incoming flights being cancelled today.
Also badly affected was Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta where 463 outgoing flights and 401 incoming flights stood cancelled.
At Philadelphia International, 429 outgoing flights and 431 incoming flights were cancelled.
To compound travellers woes, nearly 4,000 flights in the U.S. were delayed.
The ripple effects of the storm will be felt Friday, February 14 too.
At 6:45PM, FlightAware was showing 740 cancellations and nearly 200 delays for Friday.
Train operator Amtrak also operated only a limited service between Boston and Washington DC Friday.