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DFW Airport Challenged by Sunday’s Storms

Lightning in sky at DFW airport | Image by strawbmommy/DFW Airport/Twitter
Lightning in sky at DFW airport | Image by strawbmommy/DFW Airport/Twitter

The fallout from Sunday evening’s thunderstorm continues to cause disruptions at DFW Airport.

Over 150 flights leaving the city were canceled, and 44% were delayed as a result of the weather system that rolled through the region on Sunday. Roughly one-quarter of arriving flights were also delayed, with about 14% canceled altogether.

One flyer took to social media platform X on Monday morning to express her frustration.

“DFW airport is a disaster. After a 12 hour flight from Rome, @Americanair changes my flight 4 times then cancels at 11:51pm. Their app that just got a new update doesn’t help you at all. I just wanna get home before the next storm — the staff wasn’t helpful either,” said X user Christina Swift.

Over the weekend, storms hammered parts of the city, with the National Weather Service issuing flash flood warnings on Sunday evening for parts of Dallas County and Tarrant County.

While some passengers were able to rebook on different flights more quickly, others had to wait overnight until their next opportunity to depart. Disruptions continued on Monday but were significantly less, with only 3% of departing flights — less than 100 — delayed or canceled.

“My flight showed up on time. The weather was good here, nice and sunny. By the time I came here, we had some crew issues with the crew not getting here in time. And then we had some thunderstorms and weather. And they kept postponing it and postponing it and then they canceled it,” Ashay Gharat told FOX about her experienced.

A chance of thunderstorms will persist on Monday; however, the flash flood warning has expired.

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