Thousands of US flights canceled due to incoming Monster Winter Storm

By on Feb 2, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, Weather Comments

Updated: February 3, 2011 5:53 a.m.

Read US canceled flights reaches 13,000, as Monster Winter Storm strikes

Thousands of flights were reported to have been canceled and are being expected to increase rapidly due to incoming monster winter storm in major parts in the US, according to on Tuesday.

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As earlier reported, a monster winter storm is being predicted by National Weather Station (NWS) to arrive on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in different parts in the US such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Chicago, where the snow could possibly reach up to 18 inches thick.

Apparently, the incoming monster winter storm was said to be affecting one third of the United States, or equivalent to around 100 million people.

As of this writing, 3,825 flights have been canceled for Tuesday’s departure, while 2,185 flights canceled scheduled to leave on Wednesday, according to Flight Aware website.

Among the more than 40 airlines that have announced cancellation of flights include American Airlines, Air Canada, SkyWest Airlines, United Airlines, and Continental Airlines.

Flight origin and destination affected by the flight cancellation include Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport, Tampa International Airport, and more than 50 other international airports.

Flight Aware also announced that as of this writing, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport are currently experiencing some delayed flights due to low clouds and snow.

To get real time updates about flight cancellations and delays, the public is being advised to regularly visit

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