With new storm pending, airlines take no chances

NEW YORK -  

Major airlines are scrapping flights in and out of the New York area ahead of the second significant storm in little more than a week. 
 
United, the world's largest airline, is suspending most service here starting at noon Wednesday due to a winter storm forecast for the region.
 
It warns that bad weather will likely cause more delays and cancelations throughout the Northeast. 
 
American Airlines is shutting down in New York at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
 
It's also stopping flights to and from Philadelphia at noon. 
 
Most other airlines, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and JetBlue Airways Corp., are asking passengers to reschedule their Northeast flights for a later date.
 
They're waiving the usual change fees of up to $150. 
 
Superstorm Sandy last week led to about 24,000 flight cancelations.

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