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Hurricane Ian Still Tormenting Travel

Courtesy The Weather Channel

Hurricane Ian become downgraded to a Category 1 storm overdue Wednesday evening, but that doesn’t mean the journey woes that wild climate brings are ended.

Early Thursday morning, FlightAware listed near 2,000 flight cancellations within, into, or out of the United States. Not surprisingly, the airports with the maximum canceled flights were in Florida and the southeast.

A handful of airports remain closed for commercial operations

Orlando International Airport (MCO) ceased commercial operations Wednesday morning however stays open to open to accept emergency/aid and alleviation flights, if necessary. In practise for Ian’s arrival, airport personnel tied down the jet bridges and included the ticket counters. The airport’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is in complete activation. And, relying on harm assessment, commercial operations are anticipated to resume Friday, MCO stated in a announcement.

Here are a number of the alternative airports that closed in advance of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.

Airports open, with delays & cancellations.

Key West International Airport (EYW) plans to reopen at 7am on Thursday, September 29.

Airlines presenting alerts and journey waivers

Here are hyperlinks to the journey indicators and travel waiver offers from many home airlines. Many now cover flights to, from, or via airports in cities throughout Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

If you’ve got a flight scheduled, make sure to maintain checking again.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines


Spirit Airlines

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Airlines & Airports Brace for Hurricane Ian

Courtesy The Weather Channel

Updated Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian is causing airports to shut and airways to cancel flights and provide passengers journey waivers.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) plans to stop commercial operations at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 28, until it's far secure to renew flights.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) will droop operations at 5 pm these days.

Other airports inside the region are remaining operations Tuesday and Wednesday as well. Others are advising vacationers to be organized for canceled flights.

Airlines imparting journey waivers because of Hurricane Ian

Many airlines have published journey advisories and are offering no-price travel waivers to passengers flying to, from, or thru airports in Hurricane Ian’s path.

Alaska Airlines has a Hurricane Ian-related travel alert published for 5 airports.

American Airlines has issued a tour alert for 20 airports within the western Caribbean and Florida, permitting clients whose tour plans are tormented by Hurricane Ian to rebook with out alternate charges.

Delta Airlines has a tour alert for 20 airports.

JetBlue’s tour alert for Hurricane Ian applies to journey thru 8 airports.

The tour advisory for Southwest Airlines affects tour to and through a dozen airports.

And the United Airlines journey alert applies to 11 airports.

Of route, all this may trade depending on what happens to the hurricane. So in case you are traveling within the following couple of days, be sure to test along with your airline to peer if flights are running.

Airports brace for Tropical Storm Elsa

Courtesy The Weather Channel

Tropical Storm Elsa is predicted to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday.

In increase of the hurricane, Tampa International Airport (TPA) closed on Tuesday afternoon and is reopening Wednesday, early than predicted, at eight:30 am.

TPA’s Operations team made the determination to open early after comparing the airfield and airport centers for storm damage from Elsa, which added gusts of as much as forty one miles in step with hour in a single day.

The Airport did now not preserve any damage from the storm. TPA’s roadways are clean, and the garages and rental vehicle center are open.

Airlines indicators/charge waivers for Tropical Storm Elsa

Several airlines have issued alerts and destiny reserving alternatives/fee waivers for Tropical Storm Elsa. Including:

American Airlines – Alert covers journey to/from/via those cities:

  • Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)
  • Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
  • Gainesville, Florida (GNV)
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina (HHH)
  • Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
  • Key West, Florida (EYW)
  • Sarasota / Bradenton, Florida (SRQ)
  • Savannah, Georgia (SAV)
  • Tallahassee, Florida (TLH)
  • Tampa, Florida (TPA)

Delta Air Lines The alert covers flights to/from/thru Tampa (TPA),Fort Meyers (RSW), Key West (EYW), and Sarasota (SRQ)

Here are the hyperlinks to the Elsa-associated journey signals for Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines .

Airlines imparting warmness waivers & banning pets from shipment

A heatwave inside the Pacific Northwest and some other components of the us of a is including any other undertaking to air tour as we head into a holiday weekend.

As a end result, a few airways, together with American Airlines and United Airlines, are imparting price-unfastened travel waivers. And Alaska Airlines has positioned a ban on pets traveling as cargo to and from more than a dozen cities till as a minimum after the July 4th weekend.

Here are a number of the information, and useful hyperlinks to rules as of Monday nighttime, June 28:

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is ‘pre-canceling’ some flights and has tour advisories posted for plenty towns experiencing heatwaves, together with BurbankFresnoNew OrleansOntarioPalm SpringsPhoenixPortlandRedmondSacramentoSeattleSpokaneTexas, and Tucson.

And at the same time as Alaska Airlines isn’t offering alternate fee waivers as of Monday nighttime, it's miles pre-canceling some flights.

“While we by no means need to permit our guests down, simplest a small fraction of our flights were pre-canceled and we're doing our fine to re-accommodate those visitors,” the airline said on its internet site, “

And, because of the heat, thru July 7, Alaska Airlines is not accepting animals for travel inside the bags departments to or from maximum of the affected airports indexed above. Ticketed pets are still approved to travel in the cabin with their proprietors.

Waivers presented by way of American and United Airlines

American Airlines’ trade price waiver provide is in impact for ticketed travelers via June 29 for journeys to, through, or from the cities underneath. The airways’ website notes that this records changed into cutting-edge as of June 25, 2021, so if file-breaking warmness keeps in these regions, the waiver might be updated or prolonged. Check the internet site for information.

  • Billings, Montana (BIL)
  • Boise, Idaho (BOI)
  • Bozeman, Montana (BZN)
  • Eugene, Oregon (EUG)
  • Eureka Arcata, California (ACV)
  • Idaho Falls (IDA)
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC)
  • Kalispell, Montana (FCA)
  • Medford, Oregon (MFR)
  • Missoula, Montana (MSO)
  • Portland, Oregon (PDX)
  • Redmond / Bend, Oregon (RDM)
  • Reno, Nevada (RNO)
  • Sacramento, California (SMF)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC)
  • Seattle, Washington (SEA)
  • Spokane, Washington (GEG)

The warmness-related tour waiver on United Airlines additionally presently covers travel booked through June 29 and consists of this long listing of towns:

  • McKinleyville, CA (ACV)
  • Boise, ID (BOI)
  • Bozeman, MT (BZN)
  • Cody, WY (COD)
  • Eugene, OR (EUG)
  • Everett, WA (PAE)
  • Great Falls, MT (GTF)
  • Helena, MT (HLN)
  • Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)
  • Jackson, WY (JAC)
  • Kalispell, MT (FCA)
  • Medford, OR (MFR)
  • Missoula, MT (MSO)
  • Moab, UT (CNY)
  • North Bend, OR (OTH)
  • Pasco, WA (PSC)
  • Portland, OR (PDX)
  • Redding, CA (RDD)
  • Redmond, OR (RDM)
  • Reno, NV (RNO)
  • Sacramento, CA (SMF)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Spokane, WA (GEG)
  • Twin Falls, ID (TWF)
  • Vernal, UT (VEL)
  • West Yellowstone, MT (WYS)

Winter storm Xylia dumps snow, cancels flights


Winter won’t leave simply yet. Winter storm Xylia wreaked havoc with roads and air visitors inside the midwest over the weekend. More than two feet of snow fell at Denver International Airport as of 6 p.m. on Sunday night.

More than 2000 flights in and out of DEN were canceled over the weekend, with loads more already canceled for Monday.

Here are some of the images DEN shared on Twitter on Sunday

If you do have a flight scheduled via DEN or other airports in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, right here are hyperlinks to the storm-related journey signals and flight trade regulations published via airlines.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Frontier Airlines


Southwest Airlines

United Airlines