Hundreds of flights canceled as 'bomb cyclone' slams Northeast

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Hundreds of flights from Chicago airports were canceled Thursday as the bomb cyclone striking the Northeast lives up to its name, crippling many people's’ travel plans.

At O'Hare Airport, 226 flights were canceled Thursday another while 64 flights were canceled at Midway. As of 9 p.m. Thursday, roughly 1,200 flights have been canceled for Friday.  

One family from New Jersey experienced their second canceled flight in the past 24 hours

"It's been really hectic. We waited here six hours, stuck in Chicago for six hours," Safiullah Baig said.

The airline said it will be another two days before a flight to Newark, N.J. is possible. 
So, the family is scrapping their air travel for 13 hours on the highway. 

According to FlightAware, more than 5,300 flights were cancelled nationwide and another 14,000 across the country were delayed. 

While Chicago's O’Hare Airport was bustling Thursday, there were no lines at many airports like New York's Laguardia, where they were forced to temporarily suspend flights due to the whiteout conditions.