JetBlue Suspends Operations At Four Airports

Amid thousands of cancellations because of sub-zero temperatures

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After a week of snow followed by sub-zero temperatures, JetBlue announced Monday that it’s suspending operations at four airports in the New York and Boston areas until Tuesday morning.

The suspension, affecting John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York City, nearby Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, and Logan International Airport in Boston, begins with a slowdown of service at 1 p.m. before a shutdown at 5 p.m. The airline will gradually begin preparing flights for takeoff Tuesday morning, with plans to be fully operational by 3 p.m.

“This plan allows for 17 hours of rest for crews, and time for Tech Ops to service the aircraft,” JetBlue said in a statement.

The cold weather has caused the cancellation of more 3,000 flights across the country Monday, and about 300 of those are JetBlue flights. Combined with thousands of cancellations and delays during and after last week’s blizzard, the cold weather delays are causing a massive air-travel backlog. Travelers with cancelled JetBlue flights can rebook their flight or request a refund.

Some passengers have been stuck in airports for a couple days, and some are not finding available seats for over a week.