The impending blizzard is set to bring air travel in and out of Boston's Logan International Airport to a halt.

Siddhesh Patil needs to get to Boca Raton for a medical conference. He was supposed to fly out Wednesday, but that’s not happening, so he’s trying to beat the storm. Patil asked the desk if flying through Philadelphia would work, and was told that would make the trip even worse.

Almost all flights out of Logan after 7:30 p.m. are cancelled, according to Ed Freni, director of aviation for Massport.

“Tomorrow will be 100 percent cancellations," Freni said. "So it will be over 1,000 flights in and out of Logan cancelled tomorrow. And we’re not sure how it will play out on Wednesday.”

Even if they wanted to take off tomorrow, there won’t be any planes in Boston to do it.

“They’ve indicated they’re not going to bring planes in, so it will make it easier for us to clear the area, to get it ready for the start up on Wednesday, so there’ll be very few airplanes here, if at all,” Freni said.

That means once things are cleared out, it’ll be slow going for Logan to get up and running again, because they’ll need to wait for all the planes to come back. That’s why Joe Lauzon needed to get going today. He needs a flight so he can fight.

“I fight in the UFC, and I’m fighting on, hopefully Saturday night,” Lauzon said.

Lauzon moved his flight to today, so he could make it to his pay-per-view Ultimate Fighting Championship match in Las Vegas.

“I fight a couple of times a year, so you know a big part of my income is doing this, I do this full time, so I have to be there,” he said.

His trip to Vegas will be a little indirect — he has to go through Florida first. But one of the most important things for a fighter is to know how to dodge a big hit, and with this blizzard, Lauzon’s managing to do that.

Most of the rest of us won’t be so lucky.