New York– American Airlines canceled more than 450 flights on Sunday, officials said, due to the effects of Hurricane Jose. As of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, American Airlines’ website indicated that 20 departures from JFK Airport and 40 departures from LaGuardia had been canceled. About 135 flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and 1,521 departures from Chicago’s Midway International Airport had also been canceled.
“We are making it very clear to our passengers that while weather in the Caribbean has largely subsided, current forecasts show Jose will continue to cause flying conditions in the Northeast to be slightly more challenging this weekend,” Peter Larkins, American Airlines’ vice president of communications, said in a statement. “We ask that customers who may be affected by today’s cancellations contact us before checking in at the airport, or by calling our customer service line or customer services anytime.”
The cancellations come a day after American Airlines canceled 19 flights for the Sunday of Hurricane Ophelia, which is currently hurtling towards the southwest coast of Ireland. A day before that, American cancelled 50 flights as Hurricane Nate approached the U.S. The airline was not the only one to cancel flights due to those storms, but it was the only one to announce double-digit numbers at an already stressed point in the year for airlines.
Hurricane Jose’s path has since become more uncertain. As of Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center cautioned that Jose had shifted slightly to the east, but that forecasters expected that to change in the next three hours.
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