Bad weather and thunderstorms make travel dangerous across the Northeast

American Airlines has canceled more than 600 flights and diverted several dozen more on Sunday as severe weather made travel dangerous in the Northeast. Passengers hoping to make it to Chicago or New York’s…

Bad weather and thunderstorms make travel dangerous across the Northeast

American Airlines has canceled more than 600 flights and diverted several dozen more on Sunday as severe weather made travel dangerous in the Northeast.

Passengers hoping to make it to Chicago or New York’s LaGuardia Airport were stuck, while those flying into Minneapolis had to contend with airport closures. Canceled flights included those scheduled to depart from cities along the East Coast from Boston, Philadelphia and Washington.

The airline also imposed additional flight delays and cancellations throughout Sunday and on Monday, when it expects the bad weather to return.

Many travelers on Saturday night experienced widespread flight cancellations. Among them was Kari Boden, who was boarding a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Chicago when she got a text message that American had canceled her flight. It wasn’t until she arrived in Chicago that she found out why. The crew of the plane that she was supposed to be on had already been directed to the airport, and Boden was seated in the last remaining seat. She spent the night at the airport — 2½ hours early.

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