Canceled flights mount as U.S. storm heads north

Over a foot of snow is expected to be dumped on New York and Boston

Published January 11, 2011 9:26PM (EST)

Widespread flight cancelations are moving from the Deep South into the Northeast and Great Lakes as a big winter storm threatens to dump a foot of snow or more on New York and Boston.

Travelers kept checking departure boards to learn the fate of their flights, and airlines eased ticket-change rules to encourage fliers to delay trips until later in the week.

By mid-afternoon Tuesday, Delta Air Lines had canceled 1,700 flights, many in Atlanta, and American had scrubbed 500 flights, including more than 100 in Chicago. Many evening flights to the Northeast were also cut.

By David Koenig

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