Hurricane Dorian is on track impact Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands in the next several days
Air travel is likely to be severely impacted, and delays and cancellations could impact flights nationwide.
Airlines — including American, JetBlue, Southwest, and United — have issued travel waivers letting some affected passengers change their flights without any fees. Scroll down for details on the waivers, and check back here for updates.
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A dangerous tropical storm in the Caribbean strengthened on Wednesday to become Hurricane Dorian.
The Category 1 hurricane bore down on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday, and is expected to make landfall in Florida or southern Georgia as a major hurricane — which means a Category 3 or stronger — by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Air travel is expected to be impacted in those areas, though as in many cases of severe weather, effects could ripple nationwide as aircraft are forced to be repositioned or rack up delays due to the storm over the course of a travel day.
So far, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United have issued travel waivers, allowing those with flights that may be directly impacted to change their itineraries without a fee. However, other airlines are expected to follow.
Scroll down for full details.
If you’re traveling this weekend, check this page for updated travel waiver information.
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Passengers flying to, from, or connecting through the following airports on August 30 to 31 are eligible for travel waivers:
Freeport, Bahamas (FPO)
George Town, Bahamas (GGT)
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)
Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)
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