Airlines Including Southwest, United, and American Have Together Canceled More Than 2,000 US Flights as the East Coast Braces for a Possible ‘Bomb Cyclone’

Airlines Including Southwest, United, and American Have Together Canceled More Than 2,000 US Flights as the East Coast Braces for a Possible 'Bomb Cyclone'

Airlines including Southwest, United, and American have together canceled thousands of US flights as the East Coast braces for a possible “bomb cyclone.”

Airlines Including Southwest, United, and American Have Together Canceled More Than 2,000 US Flights as the East Coast Braces for a Possible 'Bomb Cyclone' Bloomberg | |Getty Images

Flight cancellations within, into, or out of the US stood at 2,202 by 5.30 a.m. ET on Friday, according to tracking site FlightAware. At the same point there were 4,158 cancellations globally, according to FlightAware.

Heavy snow, strong winds, and freezing temperatures are forecast for parts of the East Coast as it experiences a possible “bomb cyclone” — a hurricane-like storm that builds at mid-latitudes – AccuWeather reported.

Snow is already falling in New York City, AccuWeather said, adding that residents could expect up to six inches by midmorning.

Southwest had canceled 517 flights by 5.30 a.m. ET on Friday, according to FlightAware. At the same point, United had cut 177 flights and American had axed 160. JetBlue…

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