Travel chaos for thousands of British travellers as huge American snow storm causes havoc for flights and forces some to TURN BACK

Mail Online | 1/5/2018 | Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
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Thousands of British passengers had their plans thrown into chaos on Thursday as a massive snow storm in America cancelled numerous flights - and forced others to return to the UK while over Atlantic.

Some 2,700 flights to the east coast have been disrupted by the storm leaving passengers stuck in airports both sides of the Atlantic.

Airways - Boeing - Journey - New - York

One British Airways Boeing 747 was forced to abandon its journey to New York less than two hours into its crossing.

The jumbo jet, which left Heathrow at 8.40pm turned back around 150 miles west of the Irish coast.

Airports - New - York - New - Jersey

Airports in New York and New Jersey were forced to close for several hours due to whiteout conditions, with Newark International reporting that by noon local time, more than 70 per cent of flights had been cancelled.

Ten U.S-bound flights from Heathrow due to depart on Thursday have been cancelled, including two Virgin Atlantic flights and three BA flights to Boston Logan International and John F Kennedy International in New York.

Airways - New - York - Departure - Gatwick

British Airways has confirmed that its New York departure from Gatwick - BA2273 -has also been cancelled.

Delta and United also cancelled Boston and New York-bound flights from Heathrow due to depart on Thursday afternoon, according to Flightaware.com, and Norwegian said that its passengers should expect disruption.

Today - Flight - Operations - JFK - LaGuardia

Earlier today, all flight operations were suspended at JFK and LaGuardia airports due to wind and whiteout conditions.

Several aircraft have recently abandoned attempts to land in the New York area and have diverted to Washington, Detroit and even Chicago.

New - Jersey - Flights - Newark - Liberty

In New Jersey, some 867 flights had been cancelled at Newark Liberty Airport by noon - some 73 per cent of its activity

Two thirds of all flights at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey airports are cancelled.

Passengers - Carrier

Passengers are being urged to call their carrier before going...
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