Dallas-to-L.A. on American Airlines takes 12 hours

A recent American Airlines trip from DFW to LA took 12 hours. This journey usually takes 3 hours. Weather caused the delay.

This flight's destination was Tokyo, Japan. American Airlines flight was scheduled for 12hr55min to Tokyo on May 28, 2022.

After more than 7 hours, the plane returned to the U.S. Severe weather caused the interruption.

Bezymianny, a peninsula off Russia's east coast, erupted, causing disturbance.

The interruption caused a 4-hour diversion to the mainland. U.S. planes don't utilise Russian airspace; the incident happened in the Pacific. 

Volcanic ash blocked planes from landing at Japan's Narita airport, prompting a U-turn. Other carriers that day completed flights.