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."
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Zied did say that New York's LaGuardia Airport, which handles more domestic flights, is closed due to heavy storm damage, 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.