ATC cancellation the day before?

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Old May 17, 19, 10:15 pm
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ATC cancellation the day before?

What does this mean:

SCHEDULE ACTUAL DELAY/CANCEL ARRIVAL
CITY ARRV DEPT ARRV DEPT CODES GATE
SFO ORIG 600A CXLD AT
LAX 740A TERM CXLD AT

AT - AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - CANCELLATION
6SFO/DX XCLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - CANCELLATION *2243
1LAX/LX XCLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - CANCELLATION *2243


This is for a flight tomorrow morning. SFO-LAX AS1890 6am

Is this canceled in advance due to the expected weather -- ATC knows that they can get fewer planes out so they are canceling flights with lighter loads?

A lot of flights just saw their inventories zero out fast (though I suspect that space will open up throughout the day -- I've seen them zero everything out while dealing with cancelations, and then restore inventory later).

Glad I SDCed before this mess.
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Old May 17, 19, 11:26 pm
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Guess ATC gave AS a heads up that not everything could fly out tomorrow as scheduled.

Nice move on SDC- heck might get a bump out of it if you want
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I had one cancel 3 days before on ATC. It happens every once in a while if they know there will be an issue at or around a certain time. Better to cancel early and give people the opportunity to rebook.
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As an SFO based flyer, I'm surprised you've never encountered this before. UA does this frequently as well when storms are stacked up in NorCal.

I always find it rather ironic, especially on mornings like this when there's barely a cloud in the sky and near perfect visibility.
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 am
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ATC advance cancellations may also be a function of runway (or other operational) work. ATC advises carriers in advance that it will throttle rotations and require that carriers choose which flights.

While nobody wants this to happen, this is an example of good communications. Both by ATC to AS and by AS to its passengers.
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