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STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

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STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

So, we're due to fly out of boston this coming Sat the 9th and expecting up to 2 feet of snow, flooding etc and Logan airport is ON the ocean, literally!

So, I called the airline today, and they said that they's be happy to try and switch us to Friday with no fee, but NOT until an "official" airline bulletin is issued.

If I want to change before that, then we must pay a change fee and any flight price difference... That, I all understand.

The question is this I guess, HOW far before a major storm (blizzard in this case) is this "official" airline bulletin issued? The agent could not even guess...

I appreciate any input, as I def do NOT want to lose a day of vacation due to this storm...

Thanks!

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1. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

Monitor the airline website often.

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2. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

Yup, don't break the airline's rules or you'll pay.

I've seen the announcements go out 2 days prior to hurricanes. But often storms change paths or fizzle out (the media has a way of overblowing the incoming storm size), so airlines wait until the last possible moment to issue the advisory & allow free changes.

Keep calling the airline & listening to the bloated media.

It will all be fine,

SeaBass

Edited: 07 February 2013, 00:33
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3. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

United has posted it on facebook. Most of the other airlines should follow suit soon, which airline are you flying?

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4. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

Here is the American alert

aa.com/i18n/…travelAlerts.jsp

Due to weather, American Airlines offers customers the convenience to change their plans. Customers ticketed to travel on AA flights to, through or from the airports listed may change flights as shown below.

If you are traveling to, through or from

Boston, MA (BOS)

Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Hartford, CT (BDL)

New York Kennedy, NY (JFK)

New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA)

Newark, NJ (EWR)

Rochester, NY (ROC)

Syracuse, NY (SYR)

Westchester County / White Plains, NY (HPN)

On the following dates: February 8 - 9, 2013

And your ticket was issued no later than: February 6, 2013

You may travel: February 7 - 12, 2013

Original inventory required? Yes

The ticket reissue charge will be waived for one ticket change.

To change travel dates, contact our Reservations personnel at 1-800-433-7300 within the United States or Canada. If you are calling from outside the United States or Canada, please check our Worldwide Reservations Numbers page.

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5. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

It would help if you name the airline.

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6. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

JetBlue from 330 PM EST today

jetblue.com/JetblueAlerts/WeatherUpdate.aspx…

Fee Waiver for Northeast

Last Updated: 2/6/2013 3:30:00 PM EST

Travel Agents please click here: GDS Waiver Code Info

Due to inclement weather forecasted in the Northeast, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for Customers traveling Friday, February 8 through Saturday, February 9, to/from the following cities:

Boston (BOS)

Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Hartford, CT (BDL)

New York Metros

Newburgh (SWF)

Newark, NJ (EWR)

John F. Kennedy (JFK)

LaGuardia (LGA)

Westchester County (HPN)

Portland, ME (PWM)

Providence, RI (PVD)

Rochester, NY (ROC)

Syracuse, NY (SYR)

All customers traveling to/from the airports listed above are encouraged to check the status of their flight online prior to leaving for the airport. Customers with web-enabled cell phones and PDAs may check the status of their flight at mobile.jetblue.com.

Rebooking Terms & Conditions

Customers may rebook their flights for travel through Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) prior to the departure time of their originally scheduled flight. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund to the original form of payment by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583). Original travel must have been booked on or before February 6, 2013.

Edited: 07 February 2013, 00:53
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7. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

It's Delta, and as of 5:13pm, there was no alert...

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8. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

Call and talk to a supervisor. You have leads on three airlines who have issued alerts. It may not help but worst thing is that they say no for now.

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9. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

It is there now

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10. Re: STORM HELP! Esp those in the Travel or Airline industry...

Thanks!

I'm on hold for an agent now, I appreciate your help :-)

Will keep you posted...