Most of us think of the Atlantic Hurricane season running through very early October, and don’t generally expect to deal a hurricane affecting their late October travel plans. However, a Hurricane Sandy heads towards the East Coast, many airlines are always posting information about Hurricane Sandy Flight cancellations and delays. Here’s a list of specific places you can check out your flight status and whether you are eligible for airline compensation or refunds.
Hurricane Sandy Flight Cancellations
JetBlue has already announced a fee waiver for hurricane Sandy for those with plans out of or into Boston Logan, Richmond, VA, Washington DC Metros and NYC Metros. Customers may rebook their flights for travel through the specified by JetBlue. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund to the original form of payment. Original travel must have been booked on or before the original booking date noted by JetBlue.
At this time Southwest is offering flexible travel accommodations for customers who are planning to travel to/from ORF, DCA, BWI, IAD, PHL, EWR, LGA, ISP, BOS, BDL, and PVD on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. You can rebook online or call 1-800-435-9792.
American Airlines is allowing customers a fee waiver for one ticket change for those flights arriving or departing the specific cities on their list on the specified dates. You can find the whole list on their website.
US Airways has announced a change fee waiver for flights from 10/28/2012 1:00 AM ET through 10/31/2012 11:59 PM ET. You can find the list of affected cities on their website.
United Airlines is offering a waiver on change fees and fare differences when your rescheduled travel starts by November 4, 2012. Otherwise, the change fee will be waived but a difference in fare may apply. Applicable cities and dates are on their website.
AirTran is offering flexible travel accommodations to customers with plans to travel to or from RIC, BDA, BOS, BWI, DCA, PHL, and LGA on either Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30.
UPDATED TO ADD: Amtrak has cancelled service on the Northeast Corridor service north of New York starting at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, and to cancel nearly all service on the eastern seaboard on Monday, October 29. Check their website for further updates.
Please note that these policies are all accurate as of 3pm Sunday, October 28th and are subject to change by the airlines. Check with your airlines first.