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Excessive heat warning in Phoenix affecting flights out of Sky Harbor Airport

Two Tucson-Phoenix flights canceled due to heat
Posted at 3:11 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 06:35:43-04

Heads up, travelers! If you’re planning on escaping the hot weather this week, the excessive heat may affect your schedule.

On Monday afternoon, American Airlines said 50 flights have been canceled on Tuesday due to the expected heat. 

Two round-trip flights from Phoenix to Tucson have been canceled (check TIA flight status here). 

The heat is impacting regional American Airlines flights, operated by Mesa Airlines and SkyWest Airlines. 

According to American Airlines, the maximum operating temperature for each aircraft is based on manufacturer data:

• Airbus: 127 degrees
• Boeing: 126 degrees
• Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft: 118 degrees

American Eagle has 90 departures and 90 arrivals daily from Phoenix Sky Harbor. During the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. window in Phoenix, there are 15 departures and 17 arrivals on CRJ aircraft. 

American Airlines is waiving fees for customers who want to change their travel plans.

To make changes contact American Airlines’ reservations at 1-800-433-7300. 

Reminder: Before heading to the airport, check your flight’s status on the American Airlines’ app or online.