UPDATE Friday, April 6: Nearly 300 more American flights are canceled out of DFW as work to repair or replace planes continues.
Thursday, April 5: For the third day in a row, Texas-based American Airlines and its regional carrier American Eagle have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights out of Dallas-Ft. Worth International (DFW) – a key airport hub for the carrier – because of damage done to planes in Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Delays Continue as Planes Await Inspection
Earlier today, MSNBC was reporting that 60 planes were still awaiting inspection for damage, and a total 100 were out of service for a time. So far, more than 1,000 flights have been cancelled and the carrier says on its website that “more cancelations may occur.”
The air travel site FlightStats is showing excessive delays at DFW, meaning “severely impacted departure conditions – many cancellations and delays.” Sometimes such delays can affect other airports as well, but at the moment the only Houston appears to be experiencing delays and they are deemed moderate.
What to Do if You are Flying on American
American is telling its customers that if they were scheduled to fly out today or in the next few days, their itinerary may already have been rescheduled. You can view your flights on their website or call reservations for further changes.
Again, stay in touch with your airline in the days ahead in case of changes. Do not go to the airport without checking on your flight ahead of time.