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Delta, Southwest, AirTran expecting delays due to Isaac

4:32 PM, Aug 24, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Delta Air LinesSouthwest Airlines and AirTran Airways maintain travel hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and travel through there is expected to be significantly affected, no matter where Tropical Storm Isaac goes when it reaches the US mainland.

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Delta is advising passengers to check flight status frequently if their travel plans include areas affected by the tropical storm - including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands and Florida. If flights are canceled or significantly delayed, Delta officials said passengers would be entitled to a refund. Even if flights aren't canceled, travelers may be able to make a one-time change to their itinerary without a fee if they are scheduled to travel to, from or through the affected cities on a Delta, Delta Connection or Delta-coded flight.

Southwest Airlines says schedule disruptions may occur in Fort Myers, FL and Tampa. They said they are offering "flexible accommodations" for travelers scheduled through Fort Myers and Tampa on Monday or Tuesday.

AirTran passengers are advised that disruptions may occur in San Juan, PR and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Thursday and Friday; Key West on Sunday and Monday; and Fort Myers and Tampa on Monday and Tuesday. Other delays on both airlines may occur in other cities, depending on the path of Isaac.

With all three airlines, passengers are advised to contact their air carriers directly. Their websites will include the most up-to-date schedule information.

 

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