United Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations to early November

United Airlines on Friday said it will extend its Boeing 737 Max groundings through Nov. 3, amounting to 2,100 cancellations in September and 2,900 in October. United, which has 14 Max jets in its fleet, had previously removed the jets from its schedule through Aug. 3. “We are continuing to work through the schedule to try and swap and upgauge aircraft to mitigate the disruption caused by the grounding of the MAX,” United said in a statement. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-Mar


United Airlines on Friday said it will extend its Boeing 737 Max groundings through Nov. 3, amounting to 2,100 cancellations in September and 2,900 in October. United, which has 14 Max jets in its fleet, had previously removed the jets from its schedule through Aug. 3. “We are continuing to work through the schedule to try and swap and upgauge aircraft to mitigate the disruption caused by the grounding of the MAX,” United said in a statement. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-Mar
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United Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations to early November

United Airlines on Friday said it will extend its Boeing 737 Max groundings through Nov. 3, amounting to 2,100 cancellations in September and 2,900 in October.

United, which has 14 Max jets in its fleet, had previously removed the jets from its schedule through Aug. 3.

“We are continuing to work through the schedule to try and swap and upgauge aircraft to mitigate the disruption caused by the grounding of the MAX,” United said in a statement.

“We continue to automatically book affected customers on alternate flights. If we are unable to place them on a different flight, we will proactively reach out to try and offer other options.”

The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, after its anti-stall software was implicated in two deadly crashes in October and March.

Other major airlines including American and Southwest have canceled thousands of flights during the busy summer travel season, and have further removed the Max from schedules through Sept. 3 and Oct. 1, respectively. Those airlines will likely further extend cancellations.

United reports second-quarter results after the market closes on Tuesday. Delta Air Lines, which does not fly the 737 Max, said on Thursday that it’s seeing a small benefit as rivals grapple with the grounding.

Boeing deliveries are stopped until aviation regulators approve the jet’s return to service. The airplane maker said in June that it would likely take until September or later to introduce a new software fix after the Federal Aviation Administration identified a new software issue a month ago.


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Southwest Airlines joins American in extending 737 Max cancellations through Labor Day

Southwest Airlines on Thursday joined its rival American in removing the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule through the start of September, the latest sign that the disruptions from the controversial aircraft’s grounding are hitting airlines harder than expected. The low-cost carrier is scrubbing about 100 flights a day from its schedule because of the change, it said. Southwest is the largest U.S. operator of the Max, with 34 of the planes in its fleet of about 750 Boeing 737 jets.


Southwest Airlines on Thursday joined its rival American in removing the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule through the start of September, the latest sign that the disruptions from the controversial aircraft’s grounding are hitting airlines harder than expected. The low-cost carrier is scrubbing about 100 flights a day from its schedule because of the change, it said. Southwest is the largest U.S. operator of the Max, with 34 of the planes in its fleet of about 750 Boeing 737 jets.
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Southwest Airlines joins American in extending 737 Max cancellations through Labor Day

Southwest Airlines on Thursday joined its rival American in removing the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max from its schedule through the start of September, the latest sign that the disruptions from the controversial aircraft’s grounding are hitting airlines harder than expected.

The low-cost carrier is scrubbing about 100 flights a day from its schedule because of the change, it said. Southwest is the largest U.S. operator of the Max, with 34 of the planes in its fleet of about 750 Boeing 737 jets.

Aviation authorities grounded the jets in mid-March after two fatal crashes within five months of one another.

The Federal Aviation Administration and its international counterparts have not said when the planes might return to service, a headache for carriers left without the fuel-efficient planes during the peak summer season.

Southwest in April had previously removed the jets from its schedule through Aug. 5.

“With the timing of the MAX’s return-to-service still uncertain, we are again revising our plans to remove the MAX from our schedule through Sept. 2,” the Dallas-based airline said in a statement.

American Airlines extended its cancellations due to the Boeing 737 grounding through Sept. 3, after previously targeting Aug. 19.

American’s CEO Doug Parker on told investors on Wednesday that it removed the planes from the schedule because pilots and flight attendants were about to set up their schedules for that time period and “we still don’t have certainty as to when the aircraft will be back to service.”

Boeing last month said it completed a software fix for a stall-prevention system aboard the planes, but aviation officials are yet to sign off on those changes. Investigators have implicated that system, known as MCAS, in the two crashes, which together killed 346 people.

Boeing is scrambling to restore confidence in the 737 Max from regulators, customers and the flying public. Surveys have shown some passengers would avoid flying on the Boeing best-seller, even after aviation safety officials allow it to return to service.

Parker said the carrier’s management team thinks it’s “highly likely” that the plane will be flying by Sept. 3. American Airlines executives and pilots would fly on the planes before paying customers, once the aircraft are cleared to fly, but before the carrier resumes selling seats on them, he added.

“Because we haven’t been able to sell those seats yet, we can use that time for things such as myself and other members of management and pilots to go fly the aircraft,” said Parker. “Those types of things, I think, will help.”


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American Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3

American Airlines said Sunday that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through Sept. 3, a sign that the planes’ grounding will disrupt travel longer than expected. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, following two fatal crashes that claimed a total of 346 lives. American, which has 24 of of the planes in its fleet of more than 900 aircraft, in April said it extended flight cancellations with the 737 Max through Aug. 19. Even American Airlines customers whose


American Airlines said Sunday that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through Sept. 3, a sign that the planes’ grounding will disrupt travel longer than expected. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, following two fatal crashes that claimed a total of 346 lives. American, which has 24 of of the planes in its fleet of more than 900 aircraft, in April said it extended flight cancellations with the 737 Max through Aug. 19. Even American Airlines customers whose
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American Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3

American Airlines said Sunday that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through Sept. 3, a sign that the planes’ grounding will disrupt travel longer than expected.

The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, following two fatal crashes that claimed a total of 346 lives. Boeing has completed software changes for the planes but the Federal Aviation Administration and its international counterparts haven’t signed off on the fixes.

American, which has 24 of of the planes in its fleet of more than 900 aircraft, in April said it extended flight cancellations with the 737 Max through Aug. 19.

A total of about 115 flights per day will be canceled through Sept. 3, American said on Sunday.

“By extending the cancellations, our customers and team members can more reliably plan their upcoming travel on American,” the airline said in a statement.

Even American Airlines customers whose flights were not scheduled on the 737 Max may face cancelled flights as the airline moves aircraft around to service other high-passenger routes. Travelers whose flights have been canceled can request a refund if they don’t want to rebook.

Other carriers, like United Airlines that recently added the now-beleaguered planes to their fleets recently have also extended cancellations during the busy summer season, when carriers need the planes the most. United and Southwest Airlines, which has 34 of the planes in its fleet of about 750 Boeing 737s, have removed the 737 Max from their schedules through early August.

The FAA has not said when it would allow the planes to fly again. Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg last week said he expects the planes to be flying by the end of the year.


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FAA acting head: Airlines don’t need to extend Boeing 737 Max flight cancellations

Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), speaks during a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the status of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Airlines that have taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max planes out of their schedules through the summer currently don’t need to extend flight cancellations of the popular jet, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday. “No, they don’t need to make


Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), speaks during a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the status of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Airlines that have taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max planes out of their schedules through the summer currently don’t need to extend flight cancellations of the popular jet, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday. “No, they don’t need to make
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FAA acting head: Airlines don't need to extend Boeing 737 Max flight cancellations

Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), speaks during a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on the status of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Airlines that have taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max planes out of their schedules through the summer currently don’t need to extend flight cancellations of the popular jet, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.

The FAA followed other international aviation regulators in grounding the jets in March after two crashes of the planes within five months of one another killed a total of 346 people.

Airlines including American, United and Southwest have canceled thousands of flights during the busy summer travel season as a result of the grounding and removed the planes from schedules through as late as August.

“No, they don’t need to make any changes to their plans,” the FAA’s acting administrator, Daniel Elwell, told CNBC’s Phil LeBeau in an interview. LeBeau asked him if airlines need to plan for a case in which the plane isn’t flying by this fall or later.

Elwell and the FAA are meeting with more than 30 foreign aviation regulators in Texas to update them on changes to the 737 Max, including when it may fly again.

“It definitely could be a month, two months,” he said. “It’s all determined by what we find in our analysis of [Boeing’s] application, and we’re pretty confident that the application is in good shape.”

Elwell reiterated that the FAA has no set timetable for when it will approve changes Boeing has made to the airplane’s software and new pilot training following the crashes, paving the way for the jets to return to the skies.

An automatic anti-stall system on the new planes has been implicated in both deadly crashes and Boeing last week said it has developed an update to that system, which will require the FAA’s approval.

Some aviation regulators have said they will conduct their own analyses of Boeing’s software changes.

“We will be first, regardless, and if the rest of the world agrees with our analysis … that is the goal,” Elwell said.

Earlier Thursday, pilots in Europe urged the EU’s regulator to conduct a thorough review of the plane.

“Simply accepting the FAA’s word on the Max’s safety won’t be enough,” the European Cockpit Association said in a statement.


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Here’s how to make sure your summer travel plans aren’t ruined by 737 Max flight cancellations

Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next. Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies. And now the summer travel season is abo


Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next. Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies. And now the summer travel season is abo
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Here's how to make sure your summer travel plans aren't ruined by 737 Max flight cancellations

Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next.

Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies.

And now the summer travel season is about to kick into high gear.

Here’s what airlines and travel experts are telling passengers about how the 737 Max grounding may affect fares and summer travel plans.


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United Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through early July

United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding. American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5. The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal cras


United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding. American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5. The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal cras
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United Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through early July

United Airlines has extended cancellations of the Boeing 737 Max through early July, following similar moves by other major airlines coping with the jet’s prolonged grounding.

American Airlines said Sunday it will cancel all Max flights through Aug. 19. On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United had previously cancelled Max flights through June 5.

The widespread cancellations come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia since October.


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American Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through August 19

American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded. The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. United has canceled Max flights through June 5. As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it


American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded. The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix. United has canceled Max flights through June 5. As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it
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American Airlines cancels all 737 Max flights through August 19

American Airlines is extending cancellations for the Boeing 737 Max aircraft through August 19, a key summer travel period, as the jets remain grounded.

The cancellations amount to about 115 flights per day, roughly 1.5% of American’s total flying per day in the summer, the airline said. They come after the Max’s anti-stall software was implicated in an Ethiopian crash in March that killed 157 people.

It’s unclear when the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March, will return. Boeing has slowed production and stopped deliveries as it works on a software fix.

On Friday, Southwest Airlines removed the Max jet from its schedule through Aug. 5. United has canceled Max flights through June 5.

“We remain confident that the impending software updates, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing for the MAX, will lead to recertification of the aircraft soon,” American CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote in a letter to employees Sunday.

Parker also said canceling the flights now will help the airline plan for its busiest travel season of the year.

As major airlines continue to extend cancellations, Boeing said Thursday that it’s completed 96 flights with the new Max software fix. The planemaker will likely submit the fix to Federal Aviation Administration regulators within the next couple weeks.


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Airlines warn of cancellations as Boeing readies 737 Max software fix

Airlines are preparing for more flight cancellations as Boeing readies a software fix for its best-selling 737 Max planes following two fatal crashes of the aircraft that prompted regulators around the world to ground the plane. Pilots from U.S. carriers on Saturday tested Boeing’s software changes to the automatic anti-stall system in Renton, Washington, where Boeing assembles the 737 Max planes. Representatives from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines — the U.S. airlines


Airlines are preparing for more flight cancellations as Boeing readies a software fix for its best-selling 737 Max planes following two fatal crashes of the aircraft that prompted regulators around the world to ground the plane. Pilots from U.S. carriers on Saturday tested Boeing’s software changes to the automatic anti-stall system in Renton, Washington, where Boeing assembles the 737 Max planes. Representatives from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines — the U.S. airlines
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Airlines warn of cancellations as Boeing readies 737 Max software fix

Airlines are preparing for more flight cancellations as Boeing readies a software fix for its best-selling 737 Max planes following two fatal crashes of the aircraft that prompted regulators around the world to ground the plane.

Pilots from U.S. carriers on Saturday tested Boeing’s software changes to the automatic anti-stall system in Renton, Washington, where Boeing assembles the 737 Max planes. Representatives from Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines — the U.S. airlines that fly the 737 Max — also met with Boeing officials about the software changes and additional pilot training.

The U.S. government ordered airlines to suspend flights using the Boeing 737 Max plane, joining dozens of other countries in taking that step amid concerns about the similarities between the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max and a Lion Air crash in October, which together killed 346 people.

Boeing late Sunday said it invited more than 200 airline pilots and regulators to Renton last Wednesday to “share more details about our plan for supporting the safe return of the 737 MAX to commercial service.”

The Federal Aviation Administration expects to get a look at the software early in the week, according to a person familiar with the matter. The agency needs to certify Boeing’s changes before it can be added to the aircraft.


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Hurricane Florence air travel: What you need to know about cancellations, fare caps and waivers

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina on Friday morning with top winds of 90 miles per hour, prompting flight cancellations in the Southeast through the weekend. A spokeswoman at Charleston International Airport said flights were canceled until at least Friday night. Airlines canceled more than 700 flights scheduled for Friday. Some 200 flights, or about half of the departures and arrivals at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, were canceled. It also suspended operations in Charleston as staff


Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina on Friday morning with top winds of 90 miles per hour, prompting flight cancellations in the Southeast through the weekend. A spokeswoman at Charleston International Airport said flights were canceled until at least Friday night. Airlines canceled more than 700 flights scheduled for Friday. Some 200 flights, or about half of the departures and arrivals at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, were canceled. It also suspended operations in Charleston as staff
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Hurricane Florence air travel: What you need to know about cancellations, fare caps and waivers

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina on Friday morning with top winds of 90 miles per hour, prompting flight cancellations in the Southeast through the weekend.

Several airports in the region suspended operations. A spokeswoman at Charleston International Airport said flights were canceled until at least Friday night. Airlines canceled more than 700 flights scheduled for Friday. Some 200 flights, or about half of the departures and arrivals at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, were canceled.

More than 400 flights in and out of the region scheduled for this weekend were also canceled, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.com. The cancellations, over 1,500, are minimal compared with last year’s hurricane season, when more 20,000 flights were called off during three devastating hurricanes last year — Harvey, Irma and Maria, which hit major airlines’ hubs.

Airlines urged travelers to monitor their websites for information about the storm.

Southwest Airlines stopped stop flying out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday through at least Friday night. American Airlines canceled more than 800 flights in and out of the region through Sunday but said it did not expect the storm to cause it to cancel flights in its Charlotte hub.

American, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines said they capped some airfares at levels below what last-minute tickets would cost. Airlines were criticized on social media last year when fares soared ahead of storms. Last-minute fares generally spike during periods of high demand and airlines have to change prices manually for events like a large storm.

Carriers also waived fees for changing flights, baggage and for in-cabin pets for travelers who could be affected by the storm. Delta said it added about 1,000 seats to its service to the Carolinas ahead of Florence.

Charlotte airport said its staff on Wednesday checked emergency equipment and supplies like backup power and storm drains.

Airlines generally offer waivers and cancel flights ahead of time so travelers are not stranded at the airport and crews are not out of place when operations resume. They will also routinely keep aircraft away from affected airports.

Constant high wind of at least 41 mph can prevent Federal Aviation Administration staff from servicing radar and radio towers, so some systems could be shut down pre-emptively, the agency said.

Flight disruptions could continue after the storm has passed. The FAA said it could restrict air traffic, including passenger flights, to clear airspace for emergency flights.

Hurricane Florence will likely weaken into a tropical depression with winds under 40 mph and could affect Kentucky and Ohio followed by the Northeast early next week, the National Hurricane Center said. That could disrupt flights into the middle of the week.

Other companies with employees in evacuation zones shut down before the storm. Boeing, for example, said it flew some of its 787 wide-body jets from its factory in Charleston on Tuesday to Seattle to keep them out of the storm’s path. It also suspended operations in Charleston as staff were evacuated ahead of the the hurricane.


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Early spring nor’easter grounds more than 4,300 flights

Airlines have canceled more than 4,300 flights as an early spring nor’easter threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the New York City area struck the region. More than 70 percent of the departures from Newark Liberty International Airport, or 483 flights, were called off, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. More than 430 departures, about three-quarters of those scheduled, were canceled from LaGuardia. More than 10,000 flights were canceled this month because of back-to-back


Airlines have canceled more than 4,300 flights as an early spring nor’easter threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the New York City area struck the region. More than 70 percent of the departures from Newark Liberty International Airport, or 483 flights, were called off, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. More than 430 departures, about three-quarters of those scheduled, were canceled from LaGuardia. More than 10,000 flights were canceled this month because of back-to-back
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Early spring nor'easter grounds more than 4,300 flights

Airlines have canceled more than 4,300 flights as an early spring nor’easter threatening to dump more than a foot of snow on the New York City area struck the region.

More than 70 percent of the departures from Newark Liberty International Airport, or 483 flights, were called off, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. More than 430 departures, about three-quarters of those scheduled, were canceled from LaGuardia. A similar number of flights into those airports were also canceled.

Other affected airports include Philadelphia, all New York City-area airports, those in the Washington area and in Boston.

Carriers including American, Delta, United and JetBlue said travelers scheduled to fly on Tuesday or Wednesday from a dozen airports along the East Coast can change travel dates to as late as March 25 without paying a date-change fee. If travelers can only change their tickets beyond that date, they may have to pay a difference in fare.

Airplanes can generally fly in snow without a problem, but some flights can be called off in an effort to avoid accidents if visibility is low, winds are high or if runway conditions are unsafe. Airlines also cancel flights ahead of time to avoid stranding crews and passengers, which can lead to a cascade of delays later on.

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, said it canceled 1,450 flights throughout the Northeast, about a quarter of the airline’s global Wednesday schedule, and that it is suspending its operations at LaGuardia and at John F. Kennedy International Airport until Thursday. That suspension includes its hourly shuttle service between LaGuardia and Boston, and LaGuardia and Washington. American also said it has suspended operations out of Newark until this evening.

“Since airlines likely based their proactive cancellations for today on the results from the past three weeks, it is possible that we won’t see a sharp rise in further cancellations” from the current number, FlightAware said.

More than 10,000 flights were canceled this month because of back-to-back nor’easters, making it the worst March for cancellations in at least five years, FlightAware said.

Some 500 flights from, to or within the United States scheduled for Thursday were also cancelled including 108 flights from LaGuardia and 81 from Boston’s Logan International Airport, according to FlightAware.


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