Polar Vortex Loser: Airlines
If there’s any silver lining to what the polar vortex did to air travel, it’s that the nation’s airlines have plenty of experience dealing with these kinds of crushing disruptions.
But the polar vortex is still going to hurt. About 7,000 flights were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday alone, and the airline industry is still playing catch-up with the delays and scrubbed flights. Estimates put the total cost to airlines at up to $100 million.