Major airlines are waiving change fees for travelers with scheduled flights to and from Los Cabos, Mexico and major Caribbean island destinations this weekend. two hurricanes hit on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California and the Leeward Islands.
A Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph at 8 a.m. ET Saturday, Hurricane Norma is expected to move into the Mexican resort town of Los Cabos with damaging winds and a dangerous storm surge late in the afternoon -noon Saturday or early evening.
Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, Hurricane Tammy is packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is expected to move near or over parts of the Leeward Islands, including Guadeloupe and Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday, before reaching the northern Leeward Islands on Sunday.
Carriers including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and others are waiving change and cancellation fees for travelers affected by this weekend’s storms.
In addition to Los Cabos International Airport, where more than 80 percent of traffic Saturday flights have been canceled— airlines have extended exemptions to Caribbean airports, notably San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bridgetown, Barbados, Saint Lucia and the US Virgin Islands, among others.
In most cases, affected passengers will have a short window to rebook their flight without penalty. As always, travelers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before arriving at the airport.
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