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American Airlines Cancels 750 Flights Due To Extreme Cold

Excerpt from Star-Telegram

Jan 06, 2014 2:00 pm

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Airplanes and their crews weren’t meant to get flight operations going when wind chills are 45 degrees below zero. This disruption will reverberate through schedules for the next couple of days.

— Dennis Schaal

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It may not be snowing or icing over at American Airlines’ hub airports on Monday but extreme cold temperatures have forced the airline to cancel over 750 flights.

“Fuel and glycol supplies are frozen – at [Chicago O'Hare] and other airports in the Midwest and Northeast. Additionally, our employees are only able to be out on the ramp for a few minutes at a time because wind chills are as low as 45 below zero at some airports,” said American spokesman Matt Miller.

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