These airlines will waive fees for flights impacted by Hurricane Florence

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ATLANTA, Ga. — As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence to hit Thursday, several airlines have issued travel advisories.

Hurricane Florence is currently projected to hit the Carolinas as a Category 4 storm, according to Severe Weather Team 2. 

Here is the list of airlines that have waived fees as of Tuesday.

American Airlines will waive its change/cancellation fee if you are traveling Monday through Sunday at one of these airports:

  • Georgia: Augusta, Savannah
  • North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro/High Point, Jacksonville, New Bern, Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington
  • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville/Spartansburg, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach
  • Virginia: Charlottesville, Hampton / Newport News, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Roanoke

The waived fees are valid if you booked your ticket by Sept. 10.

The Atlanta-based airline is waiving fees for flights scheduled Sept. 13-16, 2018 to these airports:

Charleston, S.C., Fayetteville, N.C., Greensboro, N.C., Jacksonville, N.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., New Bern, N.C., Norfolk, Va., Newport News, Va., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Richmond, Va., Savannah, Ga. and Wilmington, N.C.

The offer is valid for tickets booked by Sept. 10 and tickets must be reissued by Sept. 20.

The airline said it is also capping air fares for flights from certain cities. The fare cap is $299 each way in coach class for flights to Atlanta from coastal cities in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia through Sept. 16. Some fares may be less.

The fare caps for flights from inland cities such as Raleigh-Durham are higher, up to $599 each way for coach class to the West Coast.

Frontier Airlines said they have enacted guidelines through Sunday at airports in Charleston,S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Norfolk, Va., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Savannah, Ga.

Customers with flights between Sept. 10 and Sept. 16 can make one itinerary change, according to their travel advisory. They have until Monday Oct. 1 to complete their travel.

Jet Blue will waive fees and fare differences for flights that are traveling in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Richmond, Va.

Their customers have until Sept. 20 to reschedule if they originally booked flights before Sept. 10. You can rebook online at jetblue.com or call 1-800-JETBLUE.

Southwest Airlines said flights for Charleston, Charlotte, Greenville-Spartanburg, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Raleigh/Durham and Richmond could be impacted.

Anyone with flights into or out of those airports during Sept. 11 until Sept. 17 can rebook without paying an additional charge. Customers can reschedule their flights online or by calling 1-800-435-9792.

Spirit Airlines said they are waiving the fees for flights at Asheville, N.C., Greensboro, N.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Richmond, Va. The original travel dates must be between Sept. 12 and 16.

Customers must rebook their flight by Sept. 20 or a fare difference may apply.


United Airlines will waive their change and fare difference fees for flights impacted by Florence at the following airports:

  • Georgia: Savannah
  • North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro/High Point,  Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington
  • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Greenville/Spartansburg, Myrtle Beach
  • Virginia: Charlottesville, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Shenandoah Valley

Fees will only be waived for tickets originally booked between Sept. 10 and Sept. 16.

Information from our investigative partners at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report.