Baby, it’s cold outside – and likely to get scary-cold from the Rockies to the East Coast with the approach of "a multi-day, multi-region potentially historic and destructive winter storm." That's the forecast from the Weather Channel's website.
As of Monday, many airlines have announced fee waivers on flight changes so passengers can modify their travel plans before the first snowflakes drop. The snowstorm is expected to be felt in Chicago and stretch into southern cities on Monday night and move on to the Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Weather Channel.
If you’re traveling this week to anywhere in the Northeast, Midwest and some Southern cities, check the airline’s weather warnings and think about rebooking to avoid getting stuck at an airport. At the very least, check on the status of your flight before you head out to your departing airport. Here's a glimpse of how some airlines are planning for the big chill:
Southwest: The airline’s online Winter Weather Advisory is waiving fare differentials and allowing passengers to rebook flights to and from 14 cities, including Chicago, Denver, El Paso, Kansas City, Mo., and Nashville. The time period during which fees will be waived varies by city. Contact: Southwest, (800) 435-9792.