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    US: Airlines cancel more than 2,700 flights due to east coast storm

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    Warning: Heavy snowstorm expected to hit US between today and tomorrow (Image: REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt)

    Airlines canceled more than 2,700 flights in U.S this Sunday (16), as a winter storm combined with strong winds and ice was about to hit the east coast of the country over the holiday weekend.

    Flights were canceled at 2:30 pm ET on Sunday, including more than 2,700 leaving or entering the United States, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com.

    More than 1,500 flights were delayed, the data showed.

    American Airlines Group had more than 600 flight cancellations. Nearly 95% of flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, an American Airlines hub, were cancelled, FlightAware showed.

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    American Airlines is allowing weather-affected customers to rebook flights without a fee.

    A major winter storm will hit the eastern United States Sunday through Monday, the National Weather Service said. The highest snowfall totals were expected along the Appalachian spine as well as at the bottom of the Great Lakes.

    Source From: Moneytimes

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