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November 27, 2019

Winter Storms Lead to Flight Cancellations During Thanksgiving Week


A total of 615 flights have been cancelled while 3,366 flights have been delayed within, into, and out of the U.S. as of the evening of Tuesday, November 26 following winter storms. According to USA Today, a majority of the flight cancellations have occurred at Denver International Airport in Colorado with 263 outgoing flight cancellations, 226 incoming flights cancellations, 332 delayed outgoing flights, and 309 delayed incoming flights. Major airlines have waived flight change fees after the recent news of the snowstorm that will be hitting Colorado on Tuesday with over a foot of snow.

Two storms are predicted to make their way across the United States this week and will bring along a mix of rain, snow, and wind from one coast to another. Thanksgiving travels may be more troublesome with states such as Ohio to Louisiana experiencing slippery and snow-covered roads which will lead to more traffic. The storm will make its way towards the Midwest and Northeast regions which will be facing howling winds.


If you are traveling this Thanksgiving weekend during the winter storms:

  • Monitor local media to stay updated about local weather and travel conditions.
  • Travelers booked for Tuesday flights through Denver International Airport should take an earlier flight to their destination or depart at a later date without a fee.
  • Check with your airlines about any flight delays and cancellations. Airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines will be offering travel waivers for certain destinations.
  • Check the weather at your connecting cities as well as at your departure and destination airports.
  • Make sure to check your vehicle for winter weather readiness in addition to preparing extra clothing and emergency items.

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