If you’re flying to or from Phoenix early this week, you may want to consider changing your travel plans.
American Airlines sent a statement to its customers over the weekend warning of a heat wave, which is expected to impact flights departing from or arriving in Phoenix between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The airline, which operates its second-busiest hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with around 650 daily flights, is offering American flyers the option to change their plans without a fee.
“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 in your travel plans,” the statement reads.
The airline, however, doesn’t expect flights in Charlotte to be affected, as the 120-degree heat should mostly influence smaller regional planes leaving Phoenix, American Airlines spokesperson Katie Cody said Monday.
Customers may change their flights by contacting reservations at (800) 433-7300.