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October 29, 2012

American cancels over 1,500 flights because of Hurricane Sandy

American Airlines has canceled over 1,500 flights from Sunday to Wednesday because of bad weather affecting the East Coast from Hurricane Sandy.

The carrier said it has shut down operations at nine airports starting at 10 p.m. Sunday and does not expect to resume operations until midday on October 31 at the earliest. The affected airports include Washington Reagan, Dulles, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., Philadelphia, Newark, Hartford, Conn.and New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports.

American canceled 140 flights on Sunday and another 1,431 flights from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31.

The carrier is waiving reservation change fees for customers affected by the storm.

-Andrea Ahles

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