Southwest, American canceling or delaying thousands of flights through noon Tuesday

Southwest, American canceling or delaying thousands of flights through noon Tuesday

Dallas’ two main airports and their hometown airways are pre-emptively canceling or delaying thousands of flights through noon Tuesday as a winter storm brought freezing temperatures and drizzle throughout North Texas.

By round 2:45 p.m. Monday, Southwest Airlines had known as off or delayed over 1,000 flights nationwide, according to flight tracking site It additionally proactively halted or delayed one other 300 flights scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Nationally, over 4,200 flights had been canceled or delayed.

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About half of Southwest’s canceled flights on Monday and Tuesday had been into or out of its residence base airport, Dallas Love Field. The airline is still coping with the fallout of the holiday meltdown that left thousands and thousands of vacationers stranded at airports across the nation.

Southwest spokesman Chris Perry mentioned vacationers ought to verify their flight standing on or the corporate’s app earlier than heading to the airport.

“As we generally do, our groups made proactive schedule reductions prematurely of [the storm’s] potential results on our operation,” Perry mentioned in an e-mail. “To present versatile rebooking choices, a travel advisory is energetic for purchasers touring to/from/through a quantity of airports the place we function in Texas and Oklahoma.”'s misery map shows how the winter storm disrupted travel at Dallas' two...’s distress map exhibits how the winter storm disrupted journey at Dallas’ two main airports, in addition to elsewhere across the nation. This was the map at 3:15 p.m. Monday.(
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At DFW International Airport, greater than 320 inbound or outbound flights had been canceled Monday with almost 370 others delayed. Fort Worth-based American Airlines already lower its flight schedule by virtually 300 routes for Tuesday.

American Airlines, which canceled or delayed greater than 585 flights on Monday, issued a travel alert for passengers touring to, from or through DFW International Airport.

American spokeswoman Gianna Urgo mentioned the storm disproportionately disrupted its D-FW operations.

“The overwhelming majority of affected flights had been canceled prematurely so we may proactively notify and accommodate our clients and keep away from last-minute disruptions on the airport,” Urgo mentioned in an e-mail.

American is waiving change charges for passengers booked in any fare class for tickets purchased for flights scheduled between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2. Other circumstances apply as effectively, similar to flying from the identical originating and vacation spot airports and rebooking in the identical cabin or agreeing to pay the distinction.

Travelers making adjustments should rebook by Feb. 2 and journey should be accomplished inside a 12 months of the unique ticket date, and a few variations in fares might apply.

Live radar: Dallas, components of North Texas underneath winter storm warning through Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Dallas County and different components of North Texas beginning Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

Storms introduced sleet and freezing rain all around the area Monday morning and afternoon inflicting hazardous highway circumstances, based on the climate service.