Severe Weather Continues to Snarl Northeast Travel

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Severe weather is continuing to disrupt flights across the northeastern United States today.

The flooding rains and blustery winds stem from a tropical disturbance that moved through the Caribbean last week, briefly strengthening into Tropical Storm Philippe before weakening again into a post-tropical system off the eastern coast of Florida. After that, the storm moved up the east coast, disrupting flights over the weekend.

According to the latest forecast from Accuweather, the storm will continue to bring heavy rain and locally damaging winds to the northeastern United States Monday before moving swiftly away over a six to 12 hour period. The greatest potential for flooding is in an area ranging from eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey to central and eastern New York state to New Hampshire. Strong winds also brought gusts of up to 70 mph in New England over the weekend.

Several airlines have extended their change fee waivers in response to the storm.

United Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to fly Monday to rebook without fee, and with the difference in fare waived, if they were flying through Boston, Hartford, Newark Liberty International Airport, New York – JFK, New York – LaGuardia, Providence and White Plains. New travel must take place on or before November 1.

Delta is allowing customers scheduled to fly today through Boston, all three New York-area airports, Newburgh and White Plains to rebook for travel to begin no later than November 2, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.

JetBlue is allowing customers flying through the above airports, as well as Albany, Baltimore, Burlington, Philadelphia, Portland, Washington – Dulles and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Westchester County and Worcester, through October 30, to rebook through November 2.

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