2nd US Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights

2nd US Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights 2nd US Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers’ first quarter outlooks. As the storm sweeps across southeast Texas and up the East Coast, dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain, airlines have already canceled flights into Wednesday in anticipation of difficult conditions, Reuters reported.  American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by passenger traffic, had canceled some 270 flights between Tuesday and Wednesday as a result of the storm, it said. Rival Delta Air Lines, the No. 2 US carrier by passenger traffic, said it had canceled about 275 flights on Tuesday and expected additional cancellations in New York and Boston as the storm raced north. The third-largest US carrier, United Airlines, said it had canceled more than 700 flights on Tuesday. United was offering to waive fees for changes to flights to and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other affected airports for scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday flights.

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