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Major U.S. airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of snowstorm

Staff Writer |
The winter storm that is expected to blanket parts of the northeast with as much as 2 feet of snow is causing thousands of flights being canceled from Monday to Wednesday.

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Major airlines, including United, American and Southwest, have announced information regarding travel waivers that passengers can use to reschedule their planned travel should their flights be impacted.

At Chicago's O'Hare and Midway more than 500 flights have been canceled Sunday night and Monday morning owing to the snow in the region.

New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and BWI in Baltimore, are warning people with travel plans this week to check the status of their flight with their airlines.

Southwest Airlines has canceled 318 flights on Monday, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Another 886 flights scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled, and 129 Wednesday flights have also been canceled.

American Airlines has canceled 450 flights Monday and another 1,450 flights have been canceled for Tuesday.

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