GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Nearly 2,000 flights were canceled across the country thanks to the storms moving their way through the east coast.
Red’s the color of the day as all American Airlines flights into and out of Coastal Carolina Regional Airport were cancelled Friday.
Coastal Carolina’s American Airlines flights all go through Charlotte International Airport.
Many airlines, including American canceled Friday flights to and from Charlotte due to the severe weather.
Passenger Linda Vlasich got lucky. She usually flies through Charlotte, but her daughter booked her on a Delta flight from Atlanta.
“I wouldn’t have been here today if she hadn’t done that,” said Linda Vlasich. “So I was thinking the whole flight, ‘Oh thank goodness, I’m not going to Charlotte.’”
Coastal Carolina’s airport manager said they don’t have any severe weather issues.
A final Delta flight is expected to come in Friday night.
Coastal Carolina’s airport manager said if you’re planning to fly out this weekend, be sure to check with your airline to make sure your flight isn’t canceled.
If you have plans to travel this weekend, you better pack your patience. The storm system is impacting multiple roadways and airports across the East.
Pitt-Greenville Airport has cancelled all flights to and from Charlotte on Friday.
In Jacksonville, American Airlines has cancelled service to Albert J. Ellis until Saturday.
According to Coastal Carolina Regional’s website, there are multiple delayed flights.
Across North Carolina, Raleigh Durham International is reporting more than 200 arriving and departing flights from cancelled for Friday and Saturday.
Jack Christine of Charlotte Douglas International Airport says to expect a lasting impact as well.
“I can tell you that the airports are anticipating many, many cancellations,” said Christine.” American Airlines has already announced that they will be suspending all of their service for Friday, and anticipating starting the service back up again Saturday morning.”
Airports say to always contact your airline directly to check your flight status before you leave home.