Hurricane Sandy is still a threat, not a reality, to many would-be travellers – but it might not stay that way for long. That's why airlines are offering passengers the opportunity to alter their travel plans in advance of the storm, which isn't expected to hit the U.S. East Coast in full until late Sunday or early Monday.
United Airlines, for instance, is allowing those ticketed to fly in and out of 26 airports - from Charleston, South Carolina, up to Portland, Maine - between October 28 and 31 to reschedule their flights by November 4 with no change fee.
Other airlines are making similar offers, albeit with slight variations. American will allow fee-free travel changes for the same dates and affecting 22 airports, the southernmost being in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, and the northernmost being Buffalo, New York.
Delta will allow flexibility for those travelling to or from coastal states from South Carolina up through New York, on the condition that the first travel date affected is Monday (not Sunday, as with the other airlines). U.S. Airways is waiving its change fees involving travel to and from 44 airports from Monday through Wednesday.
JetBlue's offer for the metropolitan New York and Washington areas applies only to October 29 and 30, and requires travellers to rebook by November 1.
In all cases, ticketed travellers are asked to contact the relevant airline to try to make alternative arrangements.Source: CNN.com
Written by: Flight-Delayed