Airlines Issue Waivers as Tropical Storm Gordon Makes Landfall

by Daniel McCarthy
Airlines Issue Waivers as Tropical Storm Gordon Makes Landfall

Depite Tropical Storm Gordon bringing heavy rain and winds to the Alabama-Mississippi border on Tuesday night, there are no major airport delays or cancellations. Photo: Shutterstock.com.


Tropical Storm Gordon brought winds of up to 70 miles per hour to the Alabama-Mississippi border on Tuesday night, but weakened to a tropical depression by the time it reached central Mississippi on Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The majority of flights in airports in that area went unaffected, though there was some impact in airports near the Gulf Coast and inland. According to FlightAware, there are some delays in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, along with about a dozen flights at Mobile Regional Airport, Gulfport-Biloxi Airport in Mississippi, and Pensacola International Airport.

Despite the downgrade, airlines have been issuing travel waivers in anticipation of Gordon’s arrival.

Southwest Airlines is allowing for changes to tickets for travel to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Pensacola International Airport, and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Travelers with those tickets can rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of the original ticket date without charge.

American Airlines is offering similar waivers to or from a number of Gulf cities including those same airports along with Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Mobile Regional, Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport, Lafayette Regional Airport, and Gulfport-Biloxi. The change fee can be waived if the ticket was bought before Sept. 3 and is scheduled before Sept. 5.

United Airlines’ waiver includes all those same airports, along with Alexandria International Airport, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International, Lake Charles Regional Airport, Monroe Regional Airport, and Shreveport Regional. United’s waiver runs through Sept. 9.

Delta will also allow for changes on tickets for travel on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, as long as travel is rebooked in the same cabin on or before Sept. 9.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Safest Global Urban Neighborhoods for LGBTQ Travelers

1. Amsterdam’s Centrum neighborhood.

2. The Castro District in San Francisco.

3. Berlin’ s Schöneberg neighborhood.

4. Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood.

5. Tel Aviv’s City Center.

Source: GeoSure

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=01e53f1d-84ba-e811-ba59-782bcb66a2f2

Here Are the ABCs of Guided Independent Travel

It's not escorted and it's not independent travel, so what's the lowdown on this increasingly popular guided independent travel segment?

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Hurricane Maria: One Year Later, Puerto Rico and Others Are Bouncing Back
Hurricane Maria: One Year Later, Puerto Rico and Others Are Bouncing Back

New and renovated accommodations continue to come back online as tourism boards spread the word that the islands are ready to welcome visitors.

Dominica ‘Back on Track’ One Year Post Hurricane Maria
Dominica ‘Back on Track’ One Year Post Hurricane Maria

The tiny island’s air service, ferries, cruise lines, and hotels and resorts are all back on track and welcoming visitors.

Hurricane Florence: More Than 2,000 Flights Canceled
Hurricane Florence: More Than 2,000 Flights Canceled

As the Southeast begins to feel the impact of Hurricane Florence, more than 2,000 flights have been canceled and operations at airports along the coast have been suspended.

Hurricane Florence: Update on Hotels and Resorts in the Storm’s Path
Hurricane Florence: Update on Hotels and Resorts in the Storm’s Path

Properties in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head, Wilmington, Virginia Beach, and more are all providing updates ahead of Florence's arrival.

Airlines Issue Waivers Ahead of Hurricane Florence’s Arrival
Airlines Issue Waivers Ahead of Hurricane Florence’s Arrival

The storm is expected to have a major impact in the Carolinas, and parts of Georgia and Virginia, bringing winds of up to 130 mph and flooding from rain that could accumulate to nearly three feet.

Emerald Waterways’ New Ship Will Sail the Mekong
Emerald Waterways’ New Ship Will Sail the Mekong

The 84-guest riverboat will offer 32 panorama balcony suites and it will have Asian-inspired features.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Norwegian Cruise Line