American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights as Winter Storm Hits East Coast - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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

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    Andy Jacobsohn, DFW Airport
    File photo of an American Airlines plane being deiced at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Jan. 2, 2018.

    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)

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    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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