CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - U-S Airways is resuming service from Charlotte to JFK and Newark Airports Thursday afternoon, after canceling dozens of flights there since Sunday. LaGuardia Airport reopened Thursday but the airline says it doesn't expect to resume service until Friday.
The airline resumed operations at its hub in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, and several other northeastern cities Wednesday.
Other carriers are also slowly resuming service. As you prepare to fly, check with your airline and be prepared to wait a little longer than usual as it may take awhile for airport operations to fully get back to normal.
Amtrak service in North Carolina is back to normal, after being disrupted since Sunday due to super storm Sandy. The state DOT issued this update:
Amtrak's Piedmont and Carolinian passenger service between Raleigh and Charlotte will operate normally on Wednesday, Oct. 31, while Carolinian trains will operate normally between Charlotte and Philadelphia, Pa. with no alternate service north of Philadelphia, Pa. However, the remnants of Hurricane Sandy and damage left behind continue to impact passenger train service in the mid-Atlantic states and on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.
The following Amtrak long distance trains that normally operate through North Carolina will operate Wednesday:
- Train #19, the southbound Crescent, will only operate between Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, La. with limited alternate service between Philadelphia, Pa. and Washington, D.C.;
- Train #20, the northbound Crescent, will only operate between New Orleans, La. and Washington, D.C. with limited alternate service between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa.;
- Trains 89 & 90, the Palmettos, are canceled entirely with no connecting Amtrak Thruway bus service between Wilmington, Morehead City and Wilson;
- Trains 91 & 92, the Silver Stars, will only operate between Jacksonville, Fla. and Miami, Fla. with no alternate transportation;
- Train 97, the southbound Silver Meteor, will only operate between Washington, D.C. and Miami, Fla. with limited alternate service between Philadelphia, Pa. and Washington, D.C.; and
- Train 98, the northbound Silver Meteor, will only operate between Miami, Fla. and Washington, D.C. with limited alternate service between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, Pa.