Christmas Eve travelers deal with flight delays, cancellations
NEW YORK - American Airlines says it's trying to adapt its schedule to the windy and wet weather plaguing parts of the country today -- and trying to get passengers to their destinations for Christmas.
By mid-morning today, more than 260 flights had been canceled in the United States, according to the flight tracking service FlightAware. And 80 percent of the flights are tied to American Airlines and its regional affiliates.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport was hardest-hit, accounting for 98 percent of the cancellations.
Forecasters had feared that a storm could bring several inches of snow to Illinois today. Instead, the storm is expected to track farther east. But several inches of slushy snow is still possible in the Chicago area -- mainly in areas southeast of the city. It's similar to the forecast for Indiana.
Holiday travelers in Ohio, Michigan and New York are facing the prospect of windy weather. A high wind warning is issued into tomorrow morning for much of northern Ohio. Meteorologists warned that gusts of 65 miles an hour in western New York could blow away holiday decorations.
You can check the latest flight status updates for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan airport on their website, FlyBTR.com.