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

By on Feb 3, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, Weather Comments

US canceled flights have already reached slightly more than 13,000, as the monster winter storm starts to strike major states including Texas, Chicago, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts, among others.

As posted at FlightAware.com, 5,634 flights were canceled for Wednesday’s flights as of 12:20 p.m. ET, which was said to be 18 percent of the total flights for that day.

On Tuesday, 6,994 canceled flights were reported that gives a total of 13,608 canceled flights due to this monster winter storm, in which earlier reports revealed that about one-third of the entire US will be affected.

As of this writing, Flight Aware website reported that Chicago O’Hare International Airport has the most number of canceled flights with more than 1,000 arrival flights has been canceled.

Meanwhile, New York LaGuardia and Dallas Fort Worth airports are quite far behind with about 300 canceled flights each.

Chicago Airport officials told news reports that the snow has a record-high of nearly 20 inches thick, while Delta Air Lines is being reported to have more than 2,600 canceled flights in just two days.

Travelers are being advised to check the status of the flights at FlightAware.com for the real time update of canceled flights.



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