Northeast Travelers: Avoid the Blizzard and the Change Fees

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 8: The snow is starting. Airlines have canceled 3,700+ flights so far. More are expected.


Don’t be fooled by the innocent sounding name – winter storm Nemo threatens to be a nasty one, bringing as much as three feet of snow in some locations. As the Weather Channel screamed, “Devastation Ahead!” many airports and airlines began bracing for a mess of delayed and canceled flights (see specific, updated airline travel alerts below).

Know Your Rights: Delays, Cancelations

Airlines Pro-actively Waive Fees

If you planned on flying to or from the Northeast especially on Friday (Feb. 8), stay in close touch with your airline. Several of them have issued alerts covering destinations from Canada to Connecticut and from Portland to Pittsburgh, and more points in between including all major airports such as JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Boston.

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Airline Travel Alerts

Some airlines are offering full refunds or letting you change your schedule without paying the hefty change fee. If your airport is in the storm’s path, consider changing your plans.

Click on the airline name to see its specific storm policy.


Published: February 7, 2013