Airlines Waive Change Fees As Dorian Approaches

USA Today reports:

As Hurricane Dorian gained momentum on its path to Florida on Thursday, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, leading airlines, cruise lines and members of the hospitality community in the state to issue waivers for travelers who need to reschedule or cancel trips.

The National Hurricane Center predicted that Hurricane Dorian could make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm, with winds up to 130 miles per hour.

People traveling to and through Florida over what is usually one of the busiest travel weekends of the year should expect delays and cancellations. Those who want to cancel trips should reach out to their airlines, cruises, hotels and tour operators.

The Weather Channel reports:

Southwest Airlines is waiving change fees for customers flying to, from or through several Florida airports between Saturday and Wednesday, including Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

American Airlines is offering waivers at more than a dozen Florida airports, including those listed above, for travelers on Monday or Tuesday.

A record 17.5 million people are expected to fly on U.S. airlines during the weeklong Labor Day travel period that runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, according to industry trade group Airlines for America.