Airlines waive fees as storm approaches NYC, NE

Heavy wet snow and gale force winds are expected in NYC and NE over the next 3 days

United and Delta  are waiving change fees for passengers booked to fly November 6-8 to/from or through New York City and other Northeastern airports due to the approaching winter storm. I expect other airlines to follow suit by later this evening.

Here’s what United is saying:

United Airlines today announced the company will suspend most service to and from the New York area between noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, and noon Thursday, Nov. 8, as a result of the winter storm forecast for the region. Weather conditions will likely cause additional delays and cancellations at other northeast airports.

 

At Newark Liberty International Airport, between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, the airline intends to operate its long-haul international flights and flights to and from the airline’s other hubs, but will suspend most of its remaining services.

 

At John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports, United intends to operate most flights before noon, with all services then suspended through noon Thursday.

 

Where possible, United has proactively rebooked travelers ticketed with connections at Newark Liberty through the airline’s other hubs.

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