A line of thunderstorms that touched off tornadoes, knocked out power to thousands and grounded hundreds of flights across the Midwest is bringing rain and potential flooding to the East Coast, including Washington and New York.
AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. should give up flights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport before U.S. regulators approve the carriers’ merger, a JetBlue Airways Corp. executive said.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. were told by the U.S. that they must surrender 75 percent more flights to competitors than they proposed in order to swap slots in New York and Washington.
As much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow may fall in Chicago from a storm that has scrubbed more than 1,200 flights into and out of the city for today and hundreds more in Washington for tomorrow.
Light snow mixed with rain fell in Washington, where federal offices were closed and more than 1,000 flights scratched, as the city braced for a winter storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on Chicago.