Hundreds of flights cancelled at NJ, NY, Philly airports by storm

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Edinburgh Airport said at lunchtime that it had flown 31% of its schedule on Friday.

"Our location means that we have an excellent weather record and we play an important role whenever other airports are closed".

Passengers whose flights are cancelled or heavily delayed by bad weather are not entitled to cash compensation, but the airline must provide meals and, if necessary, overnight accommodation to stranded travellers.

All affected customers have been notified of their options by email / SMS text message.

The airport tweeted from its official Twitter page this afternoon.

Ryanair has cancelled all its flights to and from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports for the rest of the day.

"Due to a National Weather Alert for heavy snow, airlines have suspended all flights to and from Dublin Airport until Saturday, March 3. Please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport".

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Operations director Jules Matteoni said: "We are one of the few airports in the United Kingdom to have remained open during this exceptional period of adverse weather".

Many passengers hoping to fly with the airline have been disappointed to discovered their plans have been disrupted by the weather.

As Storm Emma approaches the United Kingdom and Ireland, the airline has also cancelled all flights today from Cork, Kerry and East Midlands airports.

Dubliners Paddy and Pamela O'Connor, and their friends Joseph and Geraldine Byrne, were due to catch a flight to Alicante in Spain, and made it as far as the gate before it was cancelled.

The risky flying conditions have also caused the popular budget airline easyJet to cancel further flights.

So, if you do have flights or transport planned for tomorrow, make sure to check online before leaving your house.