Some airlines are starting to issue travel advisories due to Hurricane Irma and waiving change fees for travelers to reschedule their flights.
As of 5 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 5), Irma is a Category 5 Hurricane and is expected to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands tonight and tomorrow, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The Virgin Island and Puerto Rico will be hit by the storm tomorrow. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. There is still a chance of a direct impact to Florida this weekend. However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of this impact, the hurricane center said.
We do not know yet, what the impact would have on the Orlando area. Here is Disney World’s Hurricane policy. Plaase not that because no hurricane warning as been issued here, there would be o refunds or ability to change plans if going through the Walt Disney Travel Company. If you have plans through another travel agent, check with them.
Here are what the major airlines are doing:
American, is waiving its change fees if you are scheduled to travel Sept. 5 to Sept. 12, 2017 if you are flying to/from/through the following airports: Key West, Florida (EYW), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL), Miami, Florida (MIA), Palm Beach, Florida (PBI), Fort Myers, Florida (RSW) and Sarasota, Florida (SRQ). Check their website for specifics.
Frontier has some specific guidelines for those flying Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 to/from/through the following airports: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), Orlando, FL (MCO), Miami, FL (MIA)Fort Myers, FL (RSW) and Tampa, FL (TPA). Check their website for specifics.
JetBlue is waiving fees for those traveling Sept. 9 to Sept. 10 to/from/through the following airports: Fort Lauderale, FL (FLL), West Palm Beach, FL (PBI), Fort Myers, FL (RSW), Sarasota, FL (SRQ), Tampa, FL (TPA) and Orlando, FL (MCO). Check their website for specifics.
Southwest is waiving fees for those traveling from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11 to/from/through the following airports: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA) and .West Palm Beach (PBI). Check their website for specifics.
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