Hundreds Of Flights Canceled As Bad Weather Wreaks Havoc On Holiday Travel

DFW in Texas is experiencing major weather-related delays and cancellations.

DFW in Texas is experiencing major weather-related delays and cancellations.

Given the sheer number of flights that have been canceled today — and stand to be canceled and delayed in the coming hours — it’s possible you’re reading this from the discomfort of an airport or in the house of that family member you’d hoped to be saying goodbye to for another year.

As of right now, travel site FlightAware.com lists 803 flights canceled for today, with most of them related to bad weather inching its destructive way across the Midwest.

If your travel plans take you through or to Dallas/Fort Worth International, you may be in for a wait. All inbound flights to DFW are currently being held at their origin and outgoing flights have either been delayed or are canceled.

Similarly, at least 79 flights out of Indianapolis International have been canceled for today, with almost as many incoming flights shelved for a later date.

With its largest hub being at storm-crippled DFW, American and American Eagle are the airlines that have been the most impacted by the horrid weather. The carriers are responsible for more than 180 of all of today’s canceled flights in the U.S. However, as the storm moves eastward, it will impact a number of large United hubs like Newark and Cleveland. As of this morning, United had already canceled a majority of flights for tomorrow out of Cleveland.

United’s website has an up-to-date summary of its operations and expected problem airports, along with a detailed breakdown of policies for refunds and rescheduling of flights impacted by the weather.