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Okay as -- ripped across the northeast.
It shut down all major airports -- passengers.
On more than 151000.
My mother in law was one of them she's trapped overseas that kind of cuts both ways but let's look at this picture of the jetBlue tarmac at LaGuardia Airport.
We know the storm could end up costing billions of dollars of damages but what the travel industry.
And what -- marooned travelers be able to get home joining me now is co-founder.
-- travel back at travel skills group Chris Maginnis thank you so much for joining us we appreciate it.
-- thing so assault I mean so -- like famous hot one estimate -- -- eat teen thousand flights have been it just keeps climbing.
Is now costs because you know those flights didn't happen and people that -- somewhere have to get home but people never laughed.
You know art art they're not going on this -- Yet you know they're they're displaced people they're displaced people all over the whole country right now.
7000 -- cancellations yesterday about 7000 today.
Luckily looking ended tomorrow word we're we're looking at about a thousand cancellations so it's it's kind of coming around.
Pretty quickly but we still have all all four New York airports shut down right now.
There's not a good idea as to when they -- they -- they will be coming back up this is affecting flights not only for people.
In New York or traveling to and from New York but across the entire country so.
For example I'm flying to Atlanta from San Francisco where -- based tomorrow.
And I'm checking to make sure that that plane is not supposed to be coming in from New York -- -- -- -- warning to fly to -- People are gonna run into that situation we need to be prepared to.
Get -- different size planes than they had before they might have to I'd jump on a plane earlier or later or and and and maybe not get the upgrade that they've been hoping for.
Right I mean there's a major chain reaction if you think you're not impacted by this because you're not the region in the country where this storm is.
Guess again because airplanes -- -- be one place and they're not there somewhere else.
What is -- for the travel industry mean how big of a loss do you think this is because when you look at who's impacted by this storm.
The travel industry is the one that has the hardest time recouping money from something like that.
Yeah out yeah well -- let's look at let's look at air and hotel and -- first off air.
A lot of the airlines and all the airlines got their equipment out of the way before this this storm came -- we knew that it was coming for two or three days they all their planes out of there are so.
There's not a lot of equipment damage now there there are today there is some fuel costs and getting those plans out there ray -- That significant.
Car rental is actually gonna do pretty well because there's a lot of people now flying into airports like Providence or.
Baltimore or Washington that need to get into New York.
They're gonna fly to those airports and drive them because they can't fly and right now -- -- got to get start getting back into New York's out I think corals gonna get a bump.
Hotels also in the long term are gonna get a -- because there's going to be a huge huge relief effort all you know from from New Jersey all the way up.
Through three through Boston and -- the others -- you've got to rebuild a lot of the inexpensive hotels like best westerns and Hampton hands along the coast.
They're going to be doing quite well because.
They of the relief effort to repair and and rebuild this part of the country yeah -- Looking at some pictures of LaGuardia the tarmac was under water I mean there's obviously damage there who pair who pays to repaid that -- about is that the taxpayer.
Yeah well that the port authority of New York I'm gonna have to have been Tenet is gonna have to pay for that mean a lot of that -- gonna drain away the problem is that a lot of water we've been hearing this about the subways in New York two is salt water Alan it's gonna -- -- damage to a lot of the runway lights and that kind of thing so.
There's gonna have to be some major repairs -- and I think it's gonna take when you -- quite awhile when you look at those pictures of airports to look more like lakes.
It is gonna take -- about water will probably drain off pretty quickly -- -- those airports back up and running.
It's probably gonna take until at least this weekend if not into early next week before we see any semblance of normalcy.
And the airline networks.
-- meaning you talked about the hotels the airlines don't legally have to pay for people to stay in hotels at their flight -- are canceled so for people on Friday aren't important -- -- reliability.
A lot of people think that you know -- there's I cancellation due to a crisis like this that the airlines will push up and -- hotel that is not the case that's that's something that.
Airlines used to -- back and regulated days but not any more.
Another thing that that people need to realize is that if your flight is completely canceled by the airline meaning that that plane is not going.
You can ask the airline for a full refund and get that and then just you know -- your trip.
Later on an ally in the year you don't have to necessarily take mirror you know their offer of a later -- -- You know anything like that you can ask for a full refund if and only if your flight is canceled its -- -- you can't do that if it's canceled.
You get your full refund -- OK Chris thanks so much great stuff.
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