Snowpocalypse! East Coast Blizzard Causes Epic Shutdown
We thought Midwest (not to mention UK) air traffic two weeks ago was a total mess, and that things couldn't get much worse. Turns out we called that putt a little too early. If you're reading this right now, you're not suffering power outages like the 60,000 people in Massachusetts or the 16,000 people in New York or the 2,300 people in Rhode Island or the 40,000 people in Canada. So congratulations on that we suppose.
You're also not reading this from a New York airport, since those have been shut since last night. JFK, EWR, and LGA aren't projected to reopen until 4pm EST today, at which point they will have been offline for about about 24 hours each. That shouldn't be a problem, since it's not like a lot of people live in that region or like this was a weekend where lots of people were vacationing.
Ditto for the wave of airport cancellations that hit all three DC airports, plus Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, etc etc. Amtrak between New York and Boston is also shut down, so if you were desperately hoping to get to Logan and take the train into New Yorkwhich you probably couldn't do anywaythat won't work either.
We chided Europeans last week for not appreciating that certain weather conditions are beyond the control of their airports, so it's only fair that we apply the same standards now that the East Coast is functionally closed for business until the day after tomorrow. We know that's the timeline since several members of the Jaunted staff are scattered around the country and won't be able to get back to NY and DC until mid-Tuesday at the earliest. It's just like an extended vacation, if "extended vacation" meant "scrambling to find cheap hotel rooms and then searching for free wifi before sucking it up and paying for service that doesn't work anyway." Those are the same thing right?
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