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Delta issues travel guidance as Hurricane Florence bears down on East Coast

It will waive fees if you reschedule your flight, provided you depart before Sept. 20.

Delta has issued guidance for travelers preparing to fly to cities under threat from the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence.

More than one million people have been told to evacuate as the category 4 storm bears down on the East Coast, currently tracking straight for the Carolinas and Virginia.

It's expected to make landfall on Thursday night, packing winds of up to 130 mph, which is why airlines like Delta have issued travel advisories ahead of the storm's arrival.

It is offering to waive rescheduling fees and fare differences for anyone who is booked to fly to several affected cities between Sept. 13-16, provided they reschedule their flight to travel before Sept. 20.

If the traveler re-books to fly after Sept. 20, they won't be charged a rescheduling fee, but they may have to pay the difference in fare.

These are the affected cities:

  • Charleston, SC.
  • Fayetteville, NC.
  • Greensboro, NC.
  • Jacksonville, NC.
  • Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • New Bern, NC.
  • Norfolk, VA.
  • Newport News, VA.
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC.
  • Richmond, VA.
  • Savannah, GA.
  • Wilmington, NC.

Of these destinations, Delta flies to direct from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Raleigh-Durham, Norfolk and Richmond.

Of the other airlines, Frontier flies to Raleigh-Durham and Charleston, Spirit flies to Myrtle Beach, Sun Country to Savannah.

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Spirit is also offering to waive fare differences and rescheduling fees, with this available to anyone who is booked on flights between MSP and Myrtle Beach between Sept. 12-16, provided they re-book to fly before Sept. 20.

There's a real possibility that flights are delayed or canceled as the storm makes landfall, in which case Delta will give a refund on the unused portion of your ticket (if they delay is more than 90 minutes).

You can find more information here.

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