Stranded by Sandy? What You Need to Know What you need to know if your flight has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Budget Travel Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012, 3:38 PM (lunchtimemama/Flickr) Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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oct 30 2012

Stranded by Sandy? What You Need to Know

According to, almost 16,000 flights have been grounded due to Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, most airports in the New York City area are closed, and it could be days before they reopen. We know many of you will have your travel plans interrupted by the storm, so here's a handy airline cheat sheet to help you get where you're going!

has waived change/cancel fees and fare differences for those flying into or out of the New York metro area, the D.C. Metro Area, Richmond, Va., and Boston.

will be offering refunds if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed. If your flight is not canceled, you can make a one-time change without fee if you're traveling into or out of any airports on the East Coast from Maine to South Carolina for any flights scheduled through November 1.

On United, refunds are available for any flights into or out of airports from Maine to South Carolina if your flight is canceled or delayed more than two hours. Change fees and fare differences are waived if you travel through November 7.

Southwest Airlines
is offering flexible ticketing options for customers affected by the storm. Check city by city updates at their website.

For American Airlines passengers flying into or out of airports from Massachusetts to North Carolina, the ticket reissue charge will be waived for one change.

US Airways
has canceled most of its flights to the region today, from Maine to Maryland. They have also relaxed their change-fee policy in any regions affected by the storm.

Safe travels!

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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