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Winter storm cancels flights from Texas to New England today

Another massive storm stretching from Texas, throught southern Missouri to Pennsylvania is canceling flights across the south, midwest and east.

There have been 1,729 cancellations as of 7:01 a.m. ET on Jan. 31, with over 8,000 delays according to data from FlightAware.

Southwest Airlines, with its main hub Dallas, saw the highest number of cancellations at 319, accounting for close to 20 percent of total cancellations followed by American Airlines.

In terms of cities of origin, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport topped the list with 350 cancellations. The cities, including much of Texas, are currently under a winter storm warning. It was followed by other storm-affected cities, including Austin Internationaland. The cities ranked in the top two when it came to destination airport cancellations.

The flight cancellations come as a winter storm rages through the middle part of the country. On Jan. 30, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm for a large part of Texas, which is expected to be in effect until 12 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

“Significant impacts to travel will continue through at least early Wednesday. Elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will likely be the first to become icy, slick, and hazardous as temperatures hover around or below freezing,” NWS said.

In expectation of the winter weather, several airlines are offering waivers to customers. Travelers with Southwest can rebook flights without paying any fare difference if the new flights are booked within 14 days of the original travel date.

The waiver applies to customers who travel between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. It is being offered in certain cities in Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kentucky.

American Airlines customers can get their change fees waived if they are scheduled to fly through the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2. To benefit from the offer, travelers must rebook flights by Feb. 2 and travel by Feb. 8.

People using Delta Airlines who are traveling on Tuesday or Wednesday are eligible to rebook flights without paying a change fee or fare difference if applicable. The rescheduled flights should be scheduled for travel on or before Feb. 4.

United Airlines is offering customers traveling between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 the ability to rebook flights through Feb. 5 without paying fare difference or change fees.

–Wire services


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