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More than 1,200 flights canceled Sunday, nearly 300 canceled Monday at CLT Airport due to winter weather

A total of 293 flights were canceled for Monday.
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 5:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 6:25 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - More than 1,200 flights were canceled going to and from Charlotte on Sunday and nearly 300 have been canceled for Monday due to winter weather conditions.

According to FlightAware, there are a total of 1,222 cancellations within, into, or out of the United States Sunday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

A total of 293 flights were canceled for Monday.

Out of all these canceled flights, 686 are from American Airlines, 506 are from PSA Airlines and 177 are from Piedmont Airlines.

Sunday’s flight cancellations account for 97% of the American Airlines flights at CLT Airport.

According to a Sunday update, CLT remains open, although the majority of airlines serving the airport have canceled flights for the day. Passengers should check with their airline for cancelations or delays before coming to the airport.

Airport officials said CLT’s snow teams were activated Saturday night and five planes were deiced Sunday morning.

As of 11:25 a.m. Sunday, two of CLT’s three parallel runways are open, and plowing and deicing of the airfield were in progress. Airport roadways, overpasses and parking lots continue to be cleared

On Friday, American Airlines sent out a press release indicating that winter weather throughout portions of the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast United States and Canada may impact operations.

In preparation for this weather, American has issued a travel alert for airports in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, as well as parts of Canada.

The travel alert allows customers whose travel plans may be impacted by this inclement weather to rebook without change fees.

Customers can reschedule their travel on aa.com or by contacting Reservations at 800-433-7300 in the United States or Canada.

If a customer chooses not to fly to/from an airport covered by the travel alert, American will waive change fees for future travel.

Customers are also encouraged to check the status of their flight on aa.com.

If an American flight has been canceled or excessively delayed, customers may cancel their itinerary and request a refund by visiting aa.com.

Customers who booked through a travel agent should contact their travel agency directly.

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