Airlines canceling flights for winter storm

Posted at 11:16 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 04:06:58-05

As of late Thursday night, hundreds of flights have been canceled in advance of this weekend's giant winter storm, which looks to drop 2 feet of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic. With the brunt of the storm eyeing Washington and Baltimore, airlines are readying themselves to minimize the impact. 

Southwest Airlines said they have canceled 400 flights system-wide for Friday. The 400 flights represents more than 10 percent of Southwest's flights. 

American Airlines and American Eagle is offering travel wavers for people flying out of airports from Tennessee to Rhode Island. The waivers will allow for travelers to rearrange their flight schedule without being charged. United Airlines has also offered waivers for those flying in the D.C. area, among other airports. 

Delta said it has canceled 125 flights in the Southeast on Friday, with more expected to be delayed and canceled as the storm lifts from the Southern United States toward the East Coast. 

The bottom line is if you are traveling this weekend, check with your carrier before going to the airport.