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More than 1,000 flights were canceled Monday in the United States as winter weather moved through the middle of the country.
Most of the cancellations so far have affected Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth International Airports in Texas.
More than 1,000 domestic and international flights were canceled on Monday, causing more than 4,100 delays, according to flight tracking site FlightAware, as of around 5:30 pm ET.
About half of the cancellations are on Southwest Airlines flights. Dallas-based airline Operation meltdown over the holidayshas canceled about 12% of its schedule on Monday, or about 480 flights, according to FlightAware.
Southwest did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Monday morning, CEO Bob Jordan was outlining fixes to prevent a repeat of the airline’s Christmas travel meltdown.
In contrast, fellow Texas-based American Airlines canceled 6% of its Monday appointments. American Airlines canceled about 200 U.S. flights by 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
Regional carrier SkyWest has canceled more than 140 flights.
Tuesday’s flight cancellations were already piling up, with about 800 cancellations system-wide by Monday evening. Southwest and American had already canceled 8% to 10% of their schedules for Tuesday.
In addition to the widespread cancellations in Dallas on Monday and Tuesday, nearly 200 Monday flights to and from Denver International Airport in Colorado were also canceled. , had already been canceled by Monday night.
I have winter storm warning Valid for most of Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, until Wednesday, 6:00 am Central Time.
Published by Southwest Airlines winter weather exemption On Sunday, extended the exemption until Monday noon to dozen airports Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky. The latest exemption applies to travel between January 30th and February 1st.
american airlines issued a waiver Sunday for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) applicable to travel from January 29 to February 2
delta When United We also issued a weather exemption. Monday’s operations were not significantly affected by the cancellation.
Dallas Love Field tweeted on Monday that its team was “ready to treat and clean surfaces to enable safe operations.” .
Both airports urged travelers to check flight status with the airline before going to the airport.
The weather also makes for dangerous road conditions. The National Weather Service has warned that parts of Texas could experience up to half an inch of ice or sleet. Ice accumulation is expected in at least 15 states, Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service Said.
“If you must move, slow down and use extreme caution, especially when approaching bridges and overpasses.” Texas warning says.
Motorists are advised to keep a flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency.Click here for details winter drive gear.
Above: Dallas drivers face the winter cold. credit: