- A powerful Arctic winter storm has placed more than 135 million people under weekend weather alerts ahead of the year's busiest travel days.
- Major airports have canceled thousands of flights as the storm intensifies. The cold snap could bring the iciest Christmas in decades, say forecasters.
- Over 4,400 flights have been canceled over Thursday and Friday as a powerful winter storm hits the U.S., disrupting holiday plans for several Americans, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, while passenger railroad Amtrak canceled dozens of trains through Christmas.
- Another over 8,000 flights were delayed on Thursday -- including more than one-third of those operated by United Airlines Holdings Inc UAL, American Airlines Group Inc AAL, and Southwest Airlines Co LUV.
- The Federal Aviation Administration said the winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the Midwest, with significant travel disruptions expected in Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
- Delta Air Lines Inc DAL warned that "additional cancellations will be necessary Friday as the storm continues to impact operations in Detroit and the Northeast."
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