Airlines Issue Flight Waivers in Northeast

Blizzard on the Road
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Another winter storm has prompted several major U.S. airlines to issue travel waivers for customers scheduled to fly through the Northeast March 13 and 14.

According to the latest forecast from Accuweather, the storm is moving up the East Coast and is expected to evolve into a blizzard along coastal New England on Tuesday, bringing heavy snow and high winds to the region. The heaviest snow and strongest winds are expected along the I-95 corridor from Boston through Bangor, Maine.

Boston’s Logan International Airport is advising travelers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. New York City’s JFK Airport reports that, despite earlier cancellations, flight activity is now normal and there are no issues with AirTrain service. LaGuardia anticipates running approximately 85 percent of its schedule today, and Newark International Airport reports that, with the exception of some flights to the north, the airport is expected to operate as normal through the rest of the day.

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Flight Waivers

American Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly through affected airports March 13 – 14 to rebook through March 17 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference).

On United Airlines, customers scheduled to fly March 13 – 14 can rebook through March 17 between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class).

Delta is allowing travelers scheduled to fly through March 14 to rebook through March 17, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.

Southwest Airlines customers scheduled to fly through March 14 can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city pair.

JetBlue is allowing customers traveling March 13 to rebook through March 15.

Frontier Airlines is allowing customers set to fly March 13 – 14 to rebook through March 30.

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