Tropical Storm Gustav Weather Update


Gustav is heading for the Cayman Islands today and is projected to move toward the Gulf of Mexico. Its tropical storm status changed again to hurricane level. In response, American Airlines and AirTran Airways issued statements to their passengers who may be affected.

American Airlines

American Airlines customers who will be traveling on flights to and from airports that are expected to be affected by Tropical Storm Gustav will have the option to make a change to their flights without fees.

Customers are encouraged to make changes at an Airport Ticket Counter or with AA Reservations at 1-800-433-7300. For the latest information affecting flights, check The chart below lists the affected areas:

States/Cities Affected Haiti, Dominican Republic, Grand Cayman
Islands and Jamaica
Tickets Issued By August 24, 2008
Ticket Travel Dates Aug. 25, 2008 through Sept. 4, 2008
New Travel Date Up to Sept. 4, 2008
Number of Ticketed Changes Allowed 1

States/Cities Affected Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette,
Louisiana and Gulfport, Miss.
Tickets Issued By Aug. 28, 2008
Ticket Travel Dates Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, 2008
New Travel Date Up to Sept. 4, 2008
Number of Ticketed Changes Allowed 1

AirTran Airways

Based on the current forecasts for Tropical Storm Gustav by the National Hurricane Center, AirTran Airways is offering passengers with flights booked to/from Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisana and Pensacola, Florida, through September 1, 2008, to change their travel plans without change fees or fare adjustments. Passengers may adjust their travel plans to an alternate date starting today through seven days from the original travel date.

Passengers holding reservations for travel to/from these destinations scheduled through September 1, 2008, should check under “Flight Status” for updates or call 1-800-AIRTRAN (247-8726).