#snowstorm#grounds more than 1,400 flights as airlines waive change fees
#americanairlines' hub in #charlotte was most #affected. airlines canceled more than 1,400 flights over the weekend, as a wintry storm from #virginia to #florida snarled air travel, with disruptions likely to spill over into the work week.
the storm dumped snow and sleet across the #carolinas and virginia, causing treacherous travel conditions. the storm knocked out power to some 200,000 customers, duke energy said.american airlines said it canceled 1,100 flights that were scheduled for sunday, on top of 225 that were called off saturday, as it wound down operations ahead of the storm at its hub at charlotte douglas international airport. the airport was the most affected on sunday, with 1,100 cancellations — about three-quarters of its scheduled departures and arrivals, according to flight-tracking site flightaware.com.
american waived date-change fees for travelers affected by the storm if they can fly through next saturday, and #deltaairlines and #jetblueairways also waived date change fees.