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Alaska Airlines cancels 170 flights with more delays expected

Christian Fernsby |
170 flights were canceled across Alaska Airlines' network, with more cancellations and delays expected throughout the week.

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"As we head into Wednesday and Thursday, we're proactively thinning Seattle departures by about 20% to allow for the additional time it takes to deice aircraft, a requirement during winter weather," Alaska Airlines said.

"The weather in Seattle is impacting guests beyond the Pacific Northwest. We strongly urge flyers with nonessential travel scheduled before January 2, 2022, to consider changing their travel to a later date using our flexible travel policy. With more snow expected and limited seats available during an already busy holiday week, we're not able to reaccommodate most guests for at least three days."

"We deeply apologize for the inconvenience this winter storm has on our guests and employees and are working hard to return to the level of service you know and expect from us, while operating safely," said Constance von Muehlen, Alaska Airlines chief operating officer and executive vice president.

"If guests cannot reschedule their flights at this time, rest assured we will hold the value of their ticket until they are ready to travel again."

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