Severe weather forces flight diversions to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Severe weather is forcing flights to come to Tulsa.
  • American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are both diverting flights.

Numerous American Airlines flights from across the U.S. have been diverted to Tulsa International Airport while they wait for severe weather to pass through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Tulsa International Airport’s main commercial runway is able to accommodate aircraft sizes up to a Boeing 747 making Tulsa International Airport ideal to land large airliners.

Plane being diverted range in size from MD-80, Boeing 737, Airbus A319, Airbus A321 and a Boeing 777-200ER.

The planes come from as far away as London-Heathrow, Los Angeles (LAX), John Wayne Santa Ana, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Denver International Airport.

Southwest Airlines is also diverting some Boeing 737s to Tulsa because of bad weather conditions at Dallas Love Field.

According to FlightAware, one of the planes is an Alaska Boeing 737 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

American Airlines said three flights will be spending the night in Tulsa because of a lack of gates at DFW, crew scheduling problems caused by the delays and heavy traffic at DFW.

American Airlines flight 2248 will depart at 6 a.m.

American Airlines flight 1298 will depart at 7 a.m.

American Airlines flight 372 will depart at 6 a.m.

American Airlines advises all travelers out of Tulsa International Airport on both the delayed and regularly scheduled flights to give themselves more time than usual at the airport Wednesday morning because of the increased number of passengers who will be checking in.


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