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American Airlines cancels DFW flight to Paris

An American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off at DFW Airport. The airline canceled its DFW flight to Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday.
An American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off at DFW Airport. The airline canceled its DFW flight to Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday. Star-Telegram

American Airlines canceled its Friday evening flight from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and delayed flights that were scheduled to leave the U.S. for Paris.

“American Airlines continues to monitor the tragic situation in Paris. Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) is open, and we anticipate operating our remaining departures this evening to Paris,” the airline said in a statement around 9:30 p.m. Friday evening.

The Fort Worth-based carrier said it will operate the rest of its flights to Paris as scheduled and will reaccommodate passengers on the DFW flight. It also has a flexible travel policy waiver in place for customers who want to change their flight plans to Paris.

The flight from DFW was scheduled to leave at 5:20 p.m. and land in Paris at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The decision to cancel the flight was made around 6:30 p.m.

American’s flight attendants union said that all of the flight crews in Paris on layovers are currently accounted for and are safe at their hotels.

“Crews in Paris are advised to remain at their hotel until further advised, maintain a low profile, stay in contact with their fellow crewmembers and remain vigilant. It is unknown to what degree this will impact flights in and out of Paris,” the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said in a hotline message to members on Friday evening.

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