American Airlines Announces Flight Cancellations

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — American Airlines have updated their flight operations schedule as Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida and the east coast.

The company’s extended travel policy covers 36 airport and allows customers whose travel plans are impacted to rebook without fees. Here’s the latest:

Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI):

• All departures and arrivals are canceled for the remainder of the day, Thursday, Oct. 6.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation Friday, Oct. 7, subject to airport conditions:
• MIA: Arrivals begin at 10 a.m. ET. Reduced departure operations will start at 1 p.m., with full operations anticipated by 4 p.m. ET.
• FLL: American plans to resume operations at 12 p.m. ET.
• PBI: American plans to resume operations at 12 p.m. ET.

Orlando International Airport (MCO):

• All departures and arrivals will be canceled after 5:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 6; all operations will be canceled Oct 7.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 8.

Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB):

• All flights to/from Melbourne are canceled Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation Oct. 8

Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB):

• All flights to/from Daytona Beach are canceled Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation Oct. 8

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX):

• All flights to/from Jacksonville are canceled Oct. 7.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 10 a.m. ET, Oct. 8.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV):

• All departures and arrivals will be canceled after 2:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 6; all operations will be canceled Oct. 7 and Oct. 8.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 12 p.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 9.

Charleston International Airport (CHS):

• All departures and arrivals will be canceled after 2:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 7; all operations will be canceled Oct. 8.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 10 a.m. ET, Oct. 9.

Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and Wilmington International Airport (ILM):

• All flights to/from Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are canceled Oct. 8.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 10 a.m. ET, Oct. 9.

Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) and Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO):

• All flights to/from Nassau and Freeport are canceled Oct. 7.
• American plans to resume a reduced operation at 11 a.m. ET, Oct. 8

The resumption of airport operations will be dependent on weather conditions at the airport, public transit and roadways, American Airlines stated in a media release.

With the travel advisory in place, customers whose flights are canceled can request a refund or reschedule their travel on aa.com. Customers may also contact American Airlines reservations at +1-800-433-7300 in the U.S. or Canada.

Customers calling from outside the U.S. or Canada should check aa.com for our worldwide reservation phone numbers. Customers may also check the status of their flight on aa.com.

Canceled Flights:

• 40 flights on Monday, Oct. 3
• 35 flights on Tuesday, Oct. 4
• 65 flights on Wednesday, Oct. 5
• 600 flights on Thursday, Oct. 6
• 475 flights on Friday, Oct. 7
• 130 flights on Saturday, Oct. 8
• 20 flights on Sunday, Oct. 9

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