More than 1,000 American Airlines flights canceled due to winter weather

More than 1,000 American Airlines flights canceled due to winter weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The winter storm has impacted flights in Charlotte and across the country this weekend.

As of 7:30 p.m., American Airlines, which has its second-largest hub in Charlotte, has canceled more than 1,100 flights on Sunday and more than 300 on Monday.

The airline canceled 225 flights on Saturday in anticipation of the winter storm.

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American Airlines officials are encouraging customers to check their flight status.

Passengers are encouraged to follow CLT on Twitter to receive the latest updates.

Due to the anticipated weather, American Airlines announced plans to reduce its operations in Charlotte.

Scattered cancellations are expected through Monday morning. The majority of these cancellations will be on smaller, regional aircraft.

American Airlines has issued a travel alert for 17 airports, including their Charlotte hub. The travel alert allows customers whose travel plans may be impacted by this inclement weather to rebook without paying fees.

Officials said that throughout the night, airport staff will clear the airfield, airport roadways, overpasses and parking lots as needed. De-icing of aircraft has begun and is expected to continue Sunday

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