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More winter travel burdens: Tuesday flight cancellations top 900

You may be grounded. The travel troubles from Monday's snowstorm in the Midwest, joined with conjectures calling for more snow and icy conditions in the South and Northeast, have officially constrained carriers to cancel in excess of 900 Tuesday flights.

Atlanta is resembling Tuesday's greatest inconvenience spot, with about 300 flights to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport canceled as of 10:30 p.m. EST Monday.

Delta Air Lines, which is based in Atlanta and has its biggest hub at the world's busiest airport, said late Monday it planned to proactively cancel approximately 170 flights from Atlanta due to snow and icy conditions in this year's Super Bowl host city.

The airline said its meteorologists expect snowfall to begin around 10 a.m. EST and continue into the afternoon. Even though the forecast only calls for half an inch of snow, Delta said it is canceling the flights to mitigate delays and keep the operation moving.'

Travelers headed to or from Chicago's Midway International Airport, a major base for Southwest Airlines, also face significant flight cancellations.

The count as of 10:30 p.m. EST Monday, as indicated by FlightAware: Nearly 375 flights, the vast majority of them Southwest flights.

The situation isn't as terrible at bigger Chicago O'Hare international Airport, a noteworthy center point for United and American airlines. About 140 flights to and from O'Hare have been canceled, compared with a final tally of nearly 1,200 canceled flights on Monday as Chicago dug out from an overnight snowstorm.

Broadly, Southwest Airlines has canceled the most Tuesday flights. The carrier has canceled 528 flights, or 13 percent of its booked flights, as per FlightAware.

Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish said the airline has proactively canceled Tuesday flights due to Winter Storm Jayden, as the storm has been named by the Weather Channel.

The airline, similar to all transporters, prescribes travelers check their flight status before heading to the airport.

Airlines have issued waivers for travelers because of fly this week, permitting ticket changes without the usual hefty penalties. Fine print varies by carrier. transporter.