The impact of widespread flight cancellations in Chicago are being felt in North Texas. Southwest Airlines announced Friday that they proactively canceled flights at Chicago-Midway and American Airlines cancelled some1800 flights.
Though North Texas won’t see crippling ice and snow, the latest winter blast is still causing problems in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
American Airlines and its regional affiliate have canceled dozens of flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after tornadoes hit North Texas.
Delayed passengers at DFW Airport couldn’t blame Tuesday’s weather for their problems. Most of the flight delays were due to sequestration budget cuts, and air traffic controller furloughs.
American Airlines resumed most flights Wednesday, a day after a massive technology failure forced the nation’s third-largest carrier to ground all planes from coast to coast.
A computer problem created a backup of American Airlines planes at DFW Airport and every U.S. airport where American flies. The technical issues, that resulted in a “system-wide ground delay”, started around Noon and weren’t resolved for nearly four hours.
A series of automatic spending cuts set to take effect on March 1 could have a significant impact on Dallas-Fort Worth area airports.
DFW International Airport may finally be back to near-normal flight delays and cancellations on Thursday. Many passengers who were not able to get to their destinations this week are flying out this morning.
The winter weather that brought snow and ice to North Texas has also brought delays to travelers at DFW International Airport.
Travelers heading out this weekend to start the holidays face some cancellations and flight delays as conditions improve following a Midwest blizzard.
United Airlines says it has fixed a computer problem that led to widespread delays for thousands of its passengers.
With the East Coast battered by what was Hurricane Sandy, some of the nation’s biggest and busiest airports have been shuttered—with the ripple effects being felt across the globe.