According to FlightAware, as of 3:25 pm ET on Wednesday, about 1,500 U.S. flights had been canceled and over 3,300 others had been delayed as a significant winter storm system covered the northern half of the country.
A winter storm warning and advisory are in effect for close to 35 million and 23 million Americans, respectively.
Wednesday flight departures should be checked with the airline, and if necessary, passenger rights can be found on the Department of Transportation’s Airline Customer Service Dashboard.
DOT regulations stipulate that, regardless of the type of ticket purchased, anyone whose flight is canceled is entitled to a refund.
The majority of American airlines, including Southwest, SkyWest, and Delta, cancel between 6 and 17% of their planned flights.