Severe Weather to Disrupt Flights in Northeastern U.S.

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Severe thunderstorms are headed from the Carolinas to the northeastern United States Tuesday, disrupting air travel throughout the region.

According to the latest forecast from, damaging winds, a few tornadoes and torrential rain are possible throughout the northeast today. The greatest threat of severe storms will be in an area ranging from Delaware to eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, eastern New York and southern New England, including Albany, New York City and Philadelphia. This same storm system tore through North and South Carolina Monday, bringing reports of at least three tornadoes in South Carolina.

The storm system is set to disrupt flights across the northeast Tuesday, with LaGuardia Airport’s official Twitter account warning of flight disruptions.

American Airlines has issued a change waiver for customers traveling through northeastern U.S. airports, including LaGuardia and New York – JFK, as well as Philadelphia, through October 24. Customers can rebook through October 27 between the same city pair in the same cabin (or pay the difference), or change their origin or destination city with a difference in fare.

Delta has also issued a change waiver for customers scheduled to fly today through affected airports. Rebooked travel must begin no later than October 27, with the new ticket to be reissued on or before that date.

United Airlines is waiving the change fee and any difference in fare for travel through affected airports October 24 – 25, with rebooked travel to take place through October 27 between the same city pair in the originally ticketed cabin.

JetBlue is allowing customers traveling October 24 through affected airports to rebook for travel through October 27. Customers with cancelled flights can also opt for a refund to the original form of payment.

Finally, Frontier Airlines is allowing customers scheduled to travel through affected airports October 24 to make one itinerary change, waiving the rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts and minimum or maximum say requirements. Travel must be completed no later than October 30, and the origin or destination city may be changed. Customers with canceled flights can request a refund through the airline’s online form.

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