Airlines are scrapping more than 9,000 flights this weekend from North Carolina to Boston, grounding passengers as Irene sweeps up the East Coast. There were more than 3,600 cancellations on Saturday alone.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty Airport reported some flight departure cancellations on Wednesday.
A New York-bound Jet Blue flight landed safely at a South Florida airport after the pilot reported smelling smoke in the airplane.
Investigators are seeking the identity of a caller whose hijacking threat left a jetliner grounded and passengers wondering why two of their own were escorted off the aircraft by authorities.