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American Airlines and DFW Winter Weather (February 2021)

American Airlines and DFW Winter Weather (February 2021)

Old Feb 12, 2021, 8:48 pm
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American Airlines and DFW Winter Weather (February 2021)

I hate "Sky Is Falling" weather posts, but the forecast next few days in DFW is by North Texas standards awful. There have only been four winters in recorded history where the low has broken zero, but they are promising us next week will be number five.

Having grown up farther north, I understand this will not impress you in Chicago. But we're not really equipped to deal with it here, especially if the freezing rain and snow happen as predicted. (As a former cold state boy, I would say it will be too cold to snow. But not having a meteorology degree or a weather radar my opinion isn't worth much). Check the Weather Channel and book your arrangements accordingly.
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 9:56 pm
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I'm in Tucson scheduled to come back Sunday. I changed my flight to come back tomorrow. I don't trust the weather and DFW to get back Sunday.
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Old Feb 12, 2021, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jayer
I hate "Sky Is Falling" weather posts, but the forecast next few days in DFW is by North Texas standards awful. There have only been four winters in recorded history where the low has broken zero, but they are promising us next week will be number five.

Having grown up farther north, I understand this will not impress you in Chicago. But we're not really equipped to deal with it here, especially if the freezing rain and snow happen as predicted. (As a former cold state boy, I would say it will be too cold to snow. But not having a meteorology degree or a weather radar my opinion isn't worth much). Check the Weather Channel and book your arrangements accordingly.
That accident in north Fort Worth on I35W was incredible.

Good luck to all in Dallas. We are talking about moving there (husband is native to Dallas) and the weather this week and next has me saying if I am going to live as a yankee in the south it had better be warmer than DFW!
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian
I'm in Tucson scheduled to come back Sunday. I changed my flight to come back tomorrow. I don't trust the weather and DFW to get back Sunday.
was the change expensive ? No change fee but have to pay last minute fares.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 7:29 am
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No snow or rain yet, but theyre de-icing this morning. Took 45 minutes with no line. Gonna be a long day, glad Im out early.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 7:48 am
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was the change expensive ? No change fee but have to pay last minute fares.
I changed my flight and there was no fare difference to pay. The agent said due to weather travel waiver.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by tismfu
I changed my flight and there was no fare difference to pay. The agent said due to weather travel waiver.
at the airport or over the phone ?
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 8:03 am
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The worst winter weather delay and airport experience I ever had was when DFW got an inch of snow several years back. When DFW is working well it is fantastic and I don't really worry about it handling a summer storm but winter is definitely a different animal.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 8:39 am
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Winter storms in Texas are often ice events and that is the most difficult thing to deal with. Several years back an ice storm coated planes and everything else, effectively shutting down the airport for days until temperatures rose enough for the ice to melt. You can't plow ice.

Fortunately this is shaping up to be more of an extreme cold and snow event. It will no doubt slow things down considerably but operations can continue to some extent.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by Stocktc1
at the airport or over the phone ?
Via chat on the AA app.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 9:05 am
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DFW Forecast as of Saturday 10am EST.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by tismfu
Via chat on the AA app.
Oh, I tried to do "change trip" on the app and it wanted $200 to change to the night before. Oh well. I cancelled ticket. Do you think a rep would handle a cancelled ticket and rebook me to tonight? Probably no.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by Stocktc1
Oh, I tried to do "change trip" on the app and it wanted $200 to change to the night before. Oh well. I cancelled ticket. Do you think a rep would handle a cancelled ticket and rebook me to tonight? Probably no.
I didnt change date of travel. But I also wasnt able to change the flight myself on the app or website. I do not know what a rep wouldve done, but specifically when I mentioned Im willing to pay any fare difference she responded theres a travel waiver notice so the change is without charge. Who knows- maybe I just got lucky.
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by tismfu
I didnt change date of travel. But I also wasnt able to change the flight myself on the app or website. I do not know what a rep wouldve done, but specifically when I mentioned Im willing to pay any fare difference she responded theres a travel waiver notice so the change is without charge. Who knows- maybe I just got lucky.
oh, the 2nd poster in this thread seemed to have been able to: "I'm in Tucson scheduled to come back Sunday. I changed my flight to come back tomorrow. I don't trust the weather and DFW to get back Sunday."
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Old Feb 13, 2021, 10:37 am
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was the change expensive ? No change fee but have to pay last minute fares.
No charge and I changed it twice and was upgraded immediately all done via twitter.

Even better my plane today is a 321.
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