Storm Landon Prompts Massive Flight Cancellations in the U.S.
A massive winter storm is set to deliver a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to a large swath of the country, upending many travel plans.
Southwest Airlines had cancelled 4 flights Wednesday, or 14% of its schedule, as of 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, including all St. Louis flights. Another 855 Southwest flights for Thursday have been canceled, including all flights to and from its home base at Dallas Love Field, according to flight tracker FlightAware.
In all, more than 2,300 flights Wednesday within, into or out of the United States were canceled, and nearly 3,300 have been canceled for Thursday across airlines.
Southwest spokesperson Dan Landson told that our operational planners are carefully tracking Winter Storm Landon as it moves eastward across the United States and making adjustments to our schedule as necessary. They encourage travelers to visit Southwest.com to view their flight status and review the latest travel advisories, which includes flexible travel accommodations.
The latest round of flight cancellations comes less than a week after a powerful nor’easter cancelled thousands of flights over the weekend. More than 5,600 U.S. flights were canceled between Friday and Sunday.