High temperatures in Phoenix could mean flight delays next week

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How hot will it be in Phoenix next week?

So hot that one airline is warning passengers that they could encounter heat-related delays while traveling through Sky Harbor Airport.

A note was sent out to American Airlines customers arriving and departing Phoenix between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 19-21).

A statement from the airline reads:

Extreme heat, which is forecast to impact Phoenix June 19-21, may affect your upcoming travel plans. If your flight is scheduled to arrive and/or depart Phoenix June 19-21 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., we are offering flexibility that will allow you to change your travel plans without a fee.

The high temperatures, which will peak between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Phoenix time, could impact flight operations. If you are scheduled to arrive and/or depart Phoenix during this time period, we recommend you change to an earlier or later flight, or connect via a different city, in order to avoid any disruption to your travel plans.

You can change your flights by contacting reservations at +1-800-433-7300.

Before heading to the airport, be sure to check your flight status on the American Airlines app or ataa.com, and sign up for flight status notifications.


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