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Winter storms: Airlines cancel more than 1,400 flights, the issuance of waivers in the middle of severe weather

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The major airlines in the United States have canceled more than 1400 flights in the midst of extreme weather conditions, which affect, or are expected to affect parts of the Midwest and Northeast.

Many of these flights were canceled as of Tuesday – more than 900 of them, according to USA Today – as a preventive measure ahead of the storms.

Most of the large providers, as well as many airports in the affected regions have issued travel alerts to passengers scheduled to fly on Wednesday, urging them to check with the airlines before departure of their flight to the middle of the constant cancellations.

The flight of dozens of flights depart from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D. C. is seen on February 20, 2019.
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American Airlines, for example, confirmed the cancellation of 400 smaller, regional flights scheduled for Wednesday, and said its meteorologists keep a close watch on the weather patterns in the Northeast. The airline is also directing passengers to the Travel Alerts web page, to find out if they qualify for the change or rebook flights without incurring a fee.

United is also offering waivers for travelers who are flying on Feb. 20 of the specific airports in the Northeast, the Great Lakes or mid-Atlantic regions. Delta has a similar advisory for airports in the Northeast, with exemptions for specific customers.

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Southwest Airlines is also the directing of travelers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic its travel advisory web page to see if they are eligible for the plan at no extra cost. As noted by USA Today, the Southwest of the second-largest hub, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, has already canceled nearly a third of the flights scheduled for Wednesday.

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The storms, which are expected to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain in the Midwest, Ohio Valley, the mid-atlantic and Northeast through Thursday are expected to affect almost 200 million Americans.

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