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Where to get the 411 if you’re flying out of IAD, DCA or BWI


The departure board at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport indicates hundreds of canceled Delta Air Lines flights into and out of in advance of the ice storm expected to hit the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday.

January was a tough month for travelers and with yet another snowstorm encroaching on the D.C. region (and massive storms already battering the Atlanta area), February might not be much better.

More than 3,000 flights were canceled nationwide Wednesday, more than half of which were going to or from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a key hub​. Another 700 flights were also canceled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Dozens of cancellations were also reported at airports from Philadelphia to Chicago and as far south as Dallas and Houston.

If you’re traveling over the next few days, be sure to check with your airline.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which manages Reagan National and Washington Dulles International, will be posting airport updates on their Web site. You can also get updates through Twitter @Reagan_National and @Dulles_Airport. Officials at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport also will post updates on their main webpage. BWI is on Twitter at @BWI_Airport.

So far, more than 300 flights have been canceled at the three airports in the Washington region, half of them at Reagan National Airport.

According to FlightAware, in just the past six weeks, there have been more than 52,000 flights canceled. The 40,000 cancellations in January were nearly as many cancellations as there had been in the five previous months combined.


Mark Berman contributed to this report.


Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.

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