Hurricane Nicole Hits Bermuda, 25,000 Lose Power

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Hurricane Nicole has hit Bermuda, and as of 3 p.m. October 13 the center of the storm had passed, with its eye 90 miles northeast of the island, The Royal Gazette reports. Power outages neared 25,000 shortly before 1 pm, although the island’s Causeway, which connects the mainland and Bermuda International Airport on St. David’s Island, remains intact. It was closed throughout the storm.  

According to Accuweather.com, weather conditions on the island are expected to improve Thursday night into Friday, although seas may remain rough, especially to the north and west. 

Air Travel Updates

Delta is allowing travelers who wish to cancel their trip to/from/through Bermuda as a result of a flight cancellation or significant delay to receive a refund for the unused portion of their ticket, or to make a one-time change to their ticket without fee. Travel must have been booked for October 13 - 14, and the ticket must be reissued on or before October 18 for rebooked travel to begin no later than October 18. 

American Airlines is also allowing customers to change their trip with no fee if they bought their ticket to/through/from Bermuda by October 11 for travel October 12 - 14 and are able to travel October 14-18. Customers cannot change their origin or destination city and must rebook in the same class or pay the difference. 

Finally, JetBlue has announced it is waiving change and cancellation fees and fare differences for customers traveling October 13 and 14 to or from Bermuda. Customers may rebook their flights through October 18 prior to the departure of their originally scheduled flight. Original travel must have been booked on or before October 10. 

Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for further updates on this developing story. 

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