It was the second time in a week passengers had been hit by mass outages due to winter weather.

More than 3.000 flights from Texas to New Jersey were cancelled by Thursday.

Dallas and Fort Worth airports, which have been the two busiest, have been affected.

For the second time in one week, airlines canceled hundreds of flights before a powerful winter storm is set to hit areas from Texas to New England.

More than 1.400 U.S. flights were canceled on Wednesday, and nearly 1.800 were scheduled for Thursday, FlightAware said.

The National Weather Service said heavy freezing rain is expected to build up, as well as heavy snowfall, from Texas across the Ohio River Valley to the Midwest.

Airline carriers, such as Southwest, American, Delta and United, vowed to eliminate price differences for travelers seeking to rebook flights during the storm.

Over the past week, airlines have canceled more than 4.000 flights because of another storm in the Northeast.

National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (wikipedia)

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co., typically referred to as Southwest, is one of the major airlines of the United States and the world’s largest low-cost carrier. It is headquartered in Dallas, (wikipedia)