Friday Dec. 06, 2013 @ 9:34 am By

An icy and nasty storm hit the Midwest and South today, causing many cancelled and delayed flights due to  frigid temperatures, ice and snow. In parts of the Midwest, 1 – 2 feet of snow has already fallen.In Texas, 1 person is already reported to have died. It was reported that The National Weather Service has issues a winter storm & ice warnings through much of Friday for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Fox News reported American Airlines and American Eagle have canceled nearly 1,000 flights because of a severe ice storm in the Dallas area. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 90 flights Friday.

So if you plan to travel now through the weekend, better check our free flight delay tracker over at and make sure to also get a list of airport gyms ready in case you encouter a flight delay, layover or cancellation. If a storm unexpectedly causes you travel delays, you can also check our mobile site and get airport gym information on the fly while you travel.

UPDATE: It appears that according to a story on USA Today, “Airlines waive change fees as winter storm snarls flights – Airlines are waiving fees at airports from Texas to Pennsylvania as delays and cancellations snarl flights across large portions of the United States today (Dec 6).”

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