It's not even spring, and airline flight cancellations have already cost American passengers some $2.2 billion.
Add in the cost to airlines and the total tab comes to more like $2.4 billion, according to estimates from flight data tracker masFlight.
Most of that represents out-of-pocket costs for hotels, meals, alternative travel arrangements shelled out by the roughly 4.5 million stranded air travelers from December through February, along with the wider economic impact of lost productivity from canceled flights.
As the East Coast dug out Monday from yet another snowfall to kick off the month of March, hundreds of airline passengers again scrambled to work around another series of flight delays and cancellations.
But despite one of the worst winters for some Northeast hubs, the total number of delays and cancellations this winter has been much lower than last year, according to an analysis by masFlight.
The winter of 2015 will be remembered for bitter cold temperatures in much of the country. But the level of precipitation was relatively mild, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.