American Cancels Way More Flights than Delta & United During Blizzard

by Adam

American, with hubs located in storm impacted New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Charlotte, canceled an amazing 6,096 flights according to OAG (32% of their Friday schedule, 38% Saturday, and 27% Sunday). That was more than both Delta and United by a very wide margin. United with hubs in New York and DC canceled 2,873 flights (11%, 27%, and 27%), while Delta with JFK and LGA hubs canceled 2,288 flights (11%, 21%, and 17%).

American told TheStreet that Monday flights were impacted too:

American said it has cancelled 551 Monday flights, including 202 mainline flights. Spokesman Ross Feinstein said most of the cancellations resulted from an inability to get aircraft in place for early morning departures, with 90 cancellations at Washington National, 89 at LaGuardia, 49 at Philadelphia International and 33 at JFK.

At Charlotte, just 23 departures were cancelled. “All runways and taxiways are open this morning and in good shape,” said spokeswoman Katie Cody. “We’re still seeing some delays and cancellations due to the weather up and down the East Coast, but we are getting back on track.”

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