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December 06, 2013

Over 1,000 flights canceled at DFW Airport

DFW Deicing 1The ice storm that hit North Texas has grounded most of the flights at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Friday.

According to Flightstats.com, there are 554 departures and 530 arrivals canceled at DFW Airport. American Airlines has also canceled 432 flights nationwide while regional carrier American Eagle has canceled 495 flights, the aviation website said.

American Airlines said operations at DFW Airport have stopped so crews can clear runways.

"DFW departures have been halted until after 1:30 p.m. in order to allow American and DFW Airport authorities to clear runways and ramp areas. American is working diligently to accommodate customers as quickly and safely as possible," American said in a news release.

Customers are encouraged to check their flight status before heading out to the airport and are able to rebook their travel plans without incurring rebooking fees, American said.

-Andrea Ahles

 

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Comments

John

Hilarious. Very thin coating of ice from a small amount of freezing rain and the Airport grinds to a halt. No salt, not enough sand trucks, and no one who knows how to operate in mildly bad weather. Most airports wouldn't even have noticed this "ice storm".

Dale

John probably doesn't know what an ice storm is.

Matin

Really, this is ridiculous. Why they don't clean up the runways and its not even raining now.

Tom

If you look at Love field they have only 20 minute avg delays. Almost all arrival and departures are flying. Appears they know how to keep flights moving

Elizabeth Zsohar

Friday night cancelled. Saturday afternoon cancelled. Could not re-book. Now airline not able to locate baggage still at DFW. What is going on?

Jim smith

John you are an idiot

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