It’s cold in metro Atlanta, but there’s none of the snow that other parts of the U.S. have right now.
However, hundreds of flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were canceled or delayed on Tuesday, due to weather problems, especially in the Northeast.
“You know, this was forecast and people expected that so we are working with our airline partners to make sure that they are taken care of and that our guests are being taken care of,” said airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil.
Airline analyst Seth Kaplan said many airlines used to fly for as long as the weather was safe and then cancel.
Now they halt flights in advance and Kaplan said that affects more passengers overall.
“But on the other hand, you’re inconveniencing those people in a more orderly way because usually airlines are notifying them farther in advance and they leave everything well positioned to re-start operations after the storms,” he said.
Kaplan said more than 8,000 flights have already been canceled this week.