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Airlines waive fees to change East Coast flights as storm nears

October 27, 2012|By Chad Terhune
  • Some U.S. airlines are offering help to travelers who may be affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Some U.S. airlines are offering help to travelers who may be affected by… (Lisa Poole / Associated…)

Several airlines are waiving fees for travelers who want to change their flights to and from the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

The major storm may cause severe disruptions for travelers in the coming days, and airlines urged people to regularly check the status of their flights.

Delta Air Lines said travelers could rebook flights starting Sunday for travel to and from 15 states and Washington, D.C. United Airlines made a similar offer for flights starting Sunday for travel to and from 29 airports along the East Coast.

American Airlines said it was waiving change fees for travel starting Sunday to and from 22 airports, from Buffalo, N.Y., to Greensboro, N.C. Those change fees can be up to $150 under normal circumstances.

Most airlines were holding off on major cancellations Saturday until more was known about the storm's path.

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