Hurricane Sandy is disrupting air travel for thousands of people, with as many as 6,800 flights canceled through Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 on Southwest, United, Continental, American, Delta, US Air, Jet Blue, and AirTran.
As meteorologists track the storm that threatens the Northeast, stranded travelers are scrambling to change their flight plans. Most airlines are offering refunds or the ability to reschedule flights without fees.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall along the central N.J. coast Monday evening.
The Weather Channel states that there will be long periods of sustained tropical storm-force winds, historic surge levels, and massive power outages all the way up the East Coast.
Video: Watch live coverage of Hurricane Sandy on the Weather Channel
In New York City, most airlines have canceled all flights and will not resume service until Tuesday. Many airlines are also suspending flights in and out of Philadelphia as well as Washington’s Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
Boston Logan and Providence’s T.F. Green airport have cancelled a number of flights. Check with your airline for exact details.
AirTran states that they will suspend service to/from Boston Logan (BOS), Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Washington Reagan National (DCA), Philadelphia (PHL), and New York LaGuardia (LGA) starting 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Passengers are advised to make changes to their travel online. Check flight status online here
American Airlines is offering customers the convenience to change their plans during the hurricane. Customers ticketed to travel on AA flights to, through, or from the airport listed here change flights according to the policies listed here.
Continental Airlines states that travel to/from certain US cities may be rescheduled if travel takes place during select days during Hurricane Sandy. Make travel changes online at Continental.com.
Delta Airlines is allowing passengers to make a one-time change to their tickets with no associated fees during a specific time period for some flights during the storm. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your wireless device or email with Delta Messenger.
JetBlue will waive change fees and fare differences for customers traveling to/from certain cities during Hurricane Sandy. Find the list of eligible cities here. Customers can check the status of their flight at mobile.jetblue.com or by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.
Southwest Airlines states that there are cancellations and changes to service in the following cities starting on Oct. 28: Baltimore/Washington, Washington, Washington, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Long Island, Hartford, Boston Logan, Providence, Norfolk, Albany, and Manchester. Find more information here. Visit the Travel Center to check in, change, or cancel their current flight reservations.
United Airlines is allowing travelers to reschedule flights scheduled during the hurricane. Customers ticketed to travel on UA flights to, through, or from the airport listed here change flights according to the policies listed here.
US Airways is waiving change fees with certain restriction for flights from these cities that were booked for travel between Oct. 28 at 1 a.m. ET through Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Change your trip online at usairways.com/manageyourtrip or call 800-428-4322.
Traveling on Amtrak? Starting on Oct. 28, all Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone and Shuttle services are canceled for trains originating on that date.
Additionally, Empire Service, Adirondack, Vermonter, Ethan Allen and Pennsylvanian train services are suspended, along with the overnight Auto Train, Capitol Limited, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto and Silver Meteor trains. Find updated Amtrak information here.