American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights as Winter Storm Hits East Coast

American Airlines is canceling hundreds of flights as a winter storm hits the East Coast Wednesday.

A total of 400 flights were canceled as of 5:30 a.m., the Fort Worth-based airline said in a news release. Most of the cancellations were for flights operated with smaller, regional aircraft in five states.

Passengers traveling from the following 11 airports can change their tickets for free under certain conditions.

• Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)
• Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)
• Islip, New York (ISP)
• New York Kennedy, New York (JFK)
• New York LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
• Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
• Stewart Newburgh, New York (SWF)
• Washington Dulles, Washington D.C. (IAD)
• Washington Reagan, Washington D.C. (DCA)
• White Plains / Westchester County, New York (HPN)

AA says customers should check the status of their flights on their website.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines on Tuesday reported 180 cancellations due to maintenance related groundings and cancellations due to weather. NBC 5 has reached out for an update on Wednesday's flights.

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