Airline travel alerts

Flying somewhere? Winter Storm Stella may stop you.

Spring flowers are showing off their beauty in many parts of the country, but in the Midwest and Northeast United States there’s a blizzard on its way and that means thousands of canceled flights and big hassles for travelers trying to get from here to there.

Your airline may have already preemptively canceled your flight in advance of Winter Storm Stella – or may be about to.

Or your airline may be encouraging you to cancel your plans yourself – with the help of a change fee waiver – and fly another day.

Here are links to the current winter weather alerts from many airlines. In most cases you can make one change to your travel plans without incurring a change fee.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines

JetBlue

Southwest Airlines

Spirit

United Airlines

Virgin America

As always, it’s a good idea to keep checking with your airline for updates and changes as the storm moves through.  Stay safe.

 

Winter storm Jupiter wreaks havoc with travel

Winter storm Jupiter and assorted ice storms around the country are wreaking havoc with air travel this week and there are travel alerts galore from the airlines.

If you’ve got a trip planned, be sure to check your airlines’ website, sign up for travel alerts and subscribe to the Twitter feeds of your airline and of the airports you’re starting from – and heading for.

Here are some of the travel alerts posted as of Thursday evening, Jan. 12.

Most airlines will waive changes fees and the difference in the price of the ticket if you book new travel to or from the affected cities in the same cabin in the next week or so and/or refund the price of your ticket if you choose not to travel.  Check your airlines’ website for details.

Alaska Airlines has an alert posted for travel to or from Omaha, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and St. Louis for January 13-15.

There are at least 17 cities affected American Airlines’ travel alert for January 15-16, including

  • Buffalo, New York (BUF)
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
  • Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin (CWA)
  • Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
  • Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ)
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin (GRB)
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MCI)
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin (LSE)
  • Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE)
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP)
  • Omaha, Nebraska (OMA)
  • Rochester, Minnesota (RST)
  • Sioux City, Iowa (SUX)
  • Traverse City, Michigan (TVC)
  • Wichita, Kansas (ICT)

The travel alert for Delta Air Lines also covers 17 cities, for travel January 13-15:

Baltimore (BWI), Bloomington, IL (BMI), Charleston, WV (CRW), Cincinnati, OH (CVG), Columbus, OH (CMH), Dayton, OH (DAY), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), Oklahoma City, OK (OKC), Peoria, IL (PIA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Springfield, MO (SGF), St. Louis, MO (STL), Tulsa, OK (TUL), Washington Dulles, DC (IAD), Washington Reagan, DC (DCA) and Wichita, KS (ICT)

JetBlue’s  travel waiver covers Cleveland (CLE), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT) and the airports in the D.C. metro area for travel January 13-15.

More than 20 cities are affected by Southwest Airlines’ travel alert for flights scheduled between January 13 and 16  (dates vary by city) and United Airlines  has a travel alert posted for flights scheduled January 13 -15 to for from these cities:

  • Amarillo, TX (AMA)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Evansville, IN (EVV)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Lubbock, TX (LBB)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
  • Paducah, KY (PAH)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Springfield, IL (SPI)
  • Springfield, MO (SGF)
  • St. Louis, MO (STL)
  • Tulsa, OK (TUL)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)

If you can rearrange your plans and stay out of the path of the storm and out of the airports that will be experiencing delays and cancellations, do it!

Airline Travel Alerts/Travel Waivers for Tropical Storm Isaac

[Updated Sunday, August 27, 2012]

Weather happens.

(Photo courtesy Keene Public Library, via Flickr)

Here are links to some of the travel alerts and flight change options issued in response to the tropical storm Isaac by airlines as of Sunday morning, August 27th:

Air Canada

AirTran Airways

American Airlines

 Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines

JetBlue

Spirit Airlines

Southwest Airlines

US Airways

 United Airlines

Virgin America

WestJet

While airlines may be canceling flights, airports in Isaac’s path may be open, but under hurricane watch or warning.  Before you head to the airport, be sure to check the airport’s website or Twitter feed for updates.  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), for example, sent out alerts late Sunday night reminding travelers that the airport is not a hurricane evacuation site.