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Airline Updates

Southeast US winter weather may affect travel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN  Dec 16, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Wyoming, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, and South Carolina. Winter weather may bring freezing rain and sleet along with snowfall, causing hazardous traveling conditions. Following are airline updates received to date.

AirTran Airways
Passengers scheduled for travel to/from Atlanta on AirTran Airways between 7:00 pm eastern standard time (EST) on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, through 12:00 pm EST on Thursday, December 16, 2010, may change their reservation without penalty as long as travel is completed within three 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 Atlanta should check under "Flight Status" for updates or call 1-800-AIRTRAN (247-8726).

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by winter weather in the Southeast tomorrow and Thursday the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules without fees. Delta's weather advisory encourages customers to consider postponing or re-routing their travel to avoid possible inconvenience from expected flight delays.

Customers booked on Delta-ticketed flights to, from or through the following airports on Wednesday and Thursday, December 15-16, may make a one-time change to their travel schedule without fees. Customers may immediately rebook for travel before or after their original travel dates as long as new flights are ticketed and rescheduled travel begins by December 17, 2010.

Flight delays are possible at the following airports as a result of winter weather: Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; and Nashville, Tennessee. Delta may proactively reduce flight schedules to minimize delays.

Delta encourages customers to make changes and manage their travel at All customers traveling in impacted markets should check their flight status at before arriving at the airport.

Changes to origin or 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.

Delta will continue to monitor the weather and provide the latest updates at

Southeast US winter weather may affect travel
Snow scene in Minnesota on December 11 / Image via

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