Delta proactively canceled more than 250 flights Wednesday as a fast-evolving storm in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area produced several inches of snow combined with significant wind gusts.
The storm, which began early Wednesday afternoon, was expected to drop more than eight inches of snow throughout the day, along with constant wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. Severe conditions like these affect Delta’s ability to safely operate a full schedule.
The storm is projected to end later Wednesday evening, however, lighter wind gusts are forecast to continue through Thursday morning and expected to slow the airline’s operational recovery process at the MSP hub.
Delta’s meteorologists continue to monitor the storm and share updated forecasts regularly with the airline's Operations and Customer Center, the MSP hub teams, the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport and adjacent airports in the Upper Midwest.
While Delta Reservation Sales is proactively rebooking customers, they can also proactively change their travel plans without a change fee or request a refund for their canceled flight, without penalty.