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How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect Holiday Travel Plans?

With damage to airports and flooding rampant, Holiday travel could be difficult this year.

It's safe to say that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for a long time up and down the Eastern Seaboard. One of the most immediate effects of the storm may be difficulties in holiday travel arising from flood and storm damage.

Marci Zied of Canton's A Love of Travel travel agency doesn't see too many problems for holiday travelers as a result of Hurricane Sandy; in fact, she is leaving for Spain on Friday through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

"We were worried because JFK was closed earlier, but it will be open to international flights by the time we leave," she said. "By Thanksgiving it shouldn't be an issue."

Has Hurricane Sandy altered your holiday travel plans? Tell us in the comments!

Zied did say that New York's , but airlines are using JFK or Newark as backups for the time being. It is not known for how long LaGuardia will be closed.

If you are going on a cruise this holiday season, Zied said to expect smooth sailing. Cruise ships can out run hurricanes; Zied was on a transatlantic cruise this year where the ship she was on out ran three such storms and had to skip two ports of call because of them.

Although Hurricane Sandy did a number on our friends up north, it is unlikely your travel plans will be overly affected by the storm and the damage it left behind. However, please do be careful while traveling to the East Coast this holiday season.

Tom Wood November 01, 2012 at 12:11 PM
That is a good question and the answer remains to be seen. We have plans to be in the Big Apple one week before Christmas...we will see how it all shakes out.

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