A Sunday storm in the Dallas area has snowballed into more than 200 American Airlines cancellations Monday, one of the busiest travel days of the week.
“Bad weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area yesterday disrupted our normal operations,” American spokesman Ross Feinstein said in a statement to USA TODAY. “While the weather is out of our control, we’re sorry for the trouble it’s caused, and we’re doing everything we can to get our customers on their way as soon as possible.”
As of 8:20 a.m. Monday, Feinstein said American still had a backlog of “about 80″ canceled flights as it tries to catch up. According to real-time tracking website FlightAware, American, which has a major hub at DFW, had the most backups of any airline in the world with 228 cancellations and 162 delays as of 10 a.m. EDT.
DFW had the most cancellations (213) and delays (112) of any airport in the world.