Winter storms continue to botch travel in the US northeast and mid-Atlantic
A winter storm warning is once again in effect for the US northeast and mid-Atlantic on Thursday and Friday. Heavy snowfall is expected during this period, with estimates at 10 to 20 inches. As a result, the following airlines have issued travel advisories:
Passengers scheduled for travel February 25 and February 26, 2010 to/from New York (LaGuardia, White Plains, Rochester, and Buffalo); Allentown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA; Boston, Portland, ME; and Washington, DC (Reagan National, Dulles and Baltimore/Washington Airports); may change their reservation without penalty as long as travel is completed within five days from the date of the original scheduled departure date, based on space availability without fees or fare adjustments.
Passengers holding reservations for travel to/from these destinations should check www.airtran.com under "Flight Status" for updates or call 1-800-AIRTRAN (247-8726).
Customers scheduled on flights to, from, or through Continental's New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and other area airports through Friday, February 26, 2010, may reschedule their itinerary with a one-time date or time change, and the change fees will be waived. If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested. Complete details are available at continental.com .
The fastest and most convenient way to change travel plans is via continental.com . Customers should enter their confirmation number and last name in "Manage Reservations." Customers may also call Continental Airlines reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent. Continental.com provides an overview of Continental operations, as well as up-to-date information regarding the status of specific flights. Automated flight status information is also available at 800-784-4444.
DELTA AIR LINES
Customers booked on Delta-ticketed flights to, from, or through the following locations on February 25 and 26 may make a one-time change to their travel schedule without fees if tickets are changed by February 28, 2010: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Montreal (Canada), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (DC), and West Virginia.
Delta will proactively reduce flight schedules to and from affected airports to minimize delays during the storm, including at its New York-JFK hub. All customers should check their flight status at delta.com before arriving at the airport.
Travel for changed itineraries must begin by February 28, 2010, and changes to origin and destination may result in a fare increase. Any fare difference between the original ticket and the new ticket will be collected at the time of rebooking. Customers whose flights are cancelled may request refunds.
Today's northeast and mid-Atlantic weather advisory adds to a previously-issued weather bulletin for customers traveling to, from, or through Delta's Atlanta hub on Wednesday, February 24. Atlanta travelers may make one-time changes to their schedules without fees if tickets are changed by Thursday, February 25, 2010.
Delta will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide the latest weather updates at delta.com .
JetBlue Airways Corporation will waive change fees and fare differences to allow customers booked for travel to or from New York Metropolitan Airports (JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, Newburgh, White Plains) on Thursday, February 25 or Friday, February 26, to voluntarily rebook their flights through Sunday, February 28.
Customers may rebook their travel without change fee or fare difference by calling 800-JETBLUE (800-538-2583) anytime prior to the departure time of their originally scheduled flight. Customers may also opt for a refund to the original form of payment via 800-JETBLUE. All customers booked for travel to/from the northeast are encouraged to check the status of their flight online at www.jetblue.com prior to leaving for the airport. Customers with web-enabled cell phones and PDAs may check the status of their flight via mobile.jetblue.com .