Southwest, US canceling or delaying thousands of flights until noon Tuesday

Dallas’ two major airports and hometown airlines are preemptively canceling or delaying thousands of flights through noon Tuesday as a winter storm brought freezing temperatures and drizzle to North Texas.

By 2:45 p.m. Monday, Southwest Airlines had canceled or delayed more than 1,000 flights nationwide, according to flight tracking site It also proactively halted or delayed 300 other flights scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Nationally, more than 4,200 flights have been canceled or delayed.

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About half of Southwest’s canceled flights on Monday and Tuesday were to or from its home airport, Dallas Love Field. The airline is still dealing with the fallout from the holiday slump that left millions of travelers stranded at airports across the country.

Southwest spokesman Chris Perry said travelers should confirm their flight status on or the company’s app before heading to the airport.

“As we often do, our teams made proactive schedule reductions before [the storm’s] potential effects on our operations,” Perry said in an email. “To provide flexible rebooking options, a travel advisory is active for customers traveling to/from/via a number of airports where we operate in Texas and Oklahoma.”'s misery map shows how the winter storm disrupted travel in both...’s misery map shows how the winter storm disrupted travel at Dallas’ two major airports, as well as elsewhere in the country. It was the card at 3:15 p.m. Monday.(
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At DFW International Airport, more than 320 inbound or outbound flights were canceled Monday and nearly 370 others were delayed. Fort Worth-based American Airlines has already cut its flight schedule by nearly 300 routes for Tuesday.

American Airlines, which canceled or delayed more than 585 flights on Monday, issued a travel alert for passengers traveling to, from or via DFW International Airport.

US spokeswoman Gianna Urgo said the storm disproportionately disrupted her D-FW operations.

“The vast majority of affected flights have been canceled in advance so that we can proactively inform and accommodate our customers and avoid last minute disruptions at the airport,” Urgo said in an email.

American is waiving change fees for passengers booked in any fare class for tickets purchased for flights scheduled between January 29 and February 2. agree to pay the difference.

Travelers making changes must rebook by February 2 and travel must be completed within one year of the original ticket date, and some fare differences may apply.

Live radar: Dallas, parts of North Texas under winter storm warning through Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Dallas County and other parts of northern Texas Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

The storms brought sleet and freezing rain across the region Monday morning and afternoon, causing hazardous road conditions, according to the weather service.

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