When do they cancel flights for snow?

Last updated on April 25, 2023

Airlines may cancel flights due to snow if it’s unsafe to operate. Factors they consider include the amount of snowfall, visibility, and de-icing availability. Flight cancellations typically occur when snow is forecast to reach 6 inches or more and visibility is reduced to a quarter mile or less. Severe weather, such as snow and blizzards, could cause a significant number of flight cancellations and delays. Airline customers should anticipate potential cancellations and be prepared to adjust their travel plans accordingly.

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