Airlines Issue Tropical Storm Debby Travel Advisories

Airlines are keeping a wary eye on Tropical Storm Debby which is currently stalled over central Florida and making life particularly miserable for panhandle residents.

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United Offers Change Fee Waivers

United Airlines is pro-actively offering change fee waivers – which normally cost $150 – for those with reservations today, June 25, traveling to, from or through the following airports:

  • Fort Myers
  • Fort Walton
  • Gulfport/Biloxi
  • Mobile
  • New Orleans
  • Pensacola
  • Sarasota
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa

Refunds are also being offered. For those who wish to change travel plans, you have until a year from the date of the original flight to use the ticket.

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AirTran, Southwest: Flights Could be Disrupted

Both Southwest and its now wholly owned subsidiary AirTran say all flights are operating as usual, but this could change at any time. As it says on the two websites, “Depending on the storm’s direction, there is the possibility that flights could be disrupted (delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled).” Anyone flying into these areas should stay in touch with the airline either via the website, Facebook or Twitter.

Stay in Touch with Airline

Other airlines have yet to post information about potential Debby disruptions but again, this could change at any time. Travelers should keep up with weather news and stay in contact with their airlines.


Published: June 25, 2012