Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

By Anna Breuer on 11 September 2018
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Downtown Charleston

With Hurricane Florence set to strike the Carolinas as a “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm, airlines serving the mid-Atlantic region are offering waivers that allow cancellations and rebookings without any fees.

The waivers are in force for destinations that are expected to be in the path of Florence, a wide swath of the East Coast that ranges from the Carolinas to the Washington, D.C. area.

Meanwhile, airlines are preparing to cancel flights and relocate some aircraft to outside the affected area so they can return to normal schedules as quickly as possible after the storm passes.

The specific dates of travel for which the waivers are in place vary by airline.

Alaska Airlines has a waiver in place for travel dates between September 10 and 16; American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, between September 13 and 16; Frontier Airlines, between September 10 and 16; JetBlue Airways, between September 13 and 15; Southwest Airlines, between September 10 and 17; and United Airlines, between September 10 and 16.

Hawaiian Airlines has no destinations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence and has therefore issued no travel waivers at this time.

Consult the airline you are traveling on for the latest information on travel waivers.

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