Excessive heat in Phoenix affecting flights to, from Sky Harbor Airport

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 09:18:48-04

Heads up, travelers! If you’re planning a trip to the Southwest this week, the excessive heat may affect your schedule.

On Monday afternoon, American Airlines said 50 flights to and from Phoenix have had to be canceled on Monday and Tuesday due to the dangerously hot temperatures. 

The high is forecast to hit 120 degrees today.

The heat is impacting regional American Airlines flights, operated by Mesa Airlines and SkyWest Airlines. 

According to American Airlines, the maximum operating temperature for each aircraft is based on manufacturer data:

• Airbus: 127 degrees
• Boeing: 126 degrees
• Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft: 118 degrees

Seven flights on Monday -- all between Tucson and Phoenix -- and 43 more regional flights on Tuesday have so far been canceled due to the weather. See the full list of Tuesday's canceled flights below.

American Airlines is waiving fees for customers who want to change their travel plans. To make changes contact American Airlines’ reservations at 1-800-433-7300. 

Reminder: Before heading to the airport, check your flight’s status on the American Airlines’ app or online.