These Airlines Offer a Waiver for Hurricane Dorian

If your plans for Labor Day included a trip to the southeastern United States or the Caribbean, then Hurricane Dorian probably caught your attention.

A Category 5 hurricane hit the Bahamas this morning with 185 miles of wind and incredible rainfall. That is, you might want to reconsider your travel plans.

Given the storm, most airlines are offering flight waivers. Waiver will allow you to charge your tourist jets for free, rather than having to pay a change fee.

American Airlines, for example, has issued a warning for 15 Florida airports . If you bought a ticket to one of these locations before August 29, 2019, you can choose to rebook your flight at a later date, up to 331 days after the original ticket date, and pay only the difference in fares.

Delta is offering a similar deal for travelers heading to eight different cities in Florida as well as two cities in Georgia, while United is offering to waive fares to and from certain locations in Florida and some to the Bahamas. The same goes for travelers to the Southwest as well as JetBlue .

Bottom line: A number of airlines are canceling flights, and even if your flight is not canceled, you are likely to experience serious delays.

If you have a scheduled flight, you might consider contacting your airline and picking a new, possibly safer time for this big trip.


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