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What if my flight is affected by cyclone bomb? Travel flexibility announced by US Airlines

(CNN) — Major US airlines issued travel ease ahead of what is forecast to be a brutal winter weather bomb cyclone expected to hit the Midwest and other areas of the country later this week.

Chicago, a major airport hub, is projected to be one of the worst-affected cities with the National Weather Service warning of the possibility of a blizzard.

As of Monday night, Chicago-based United Airlines was already offering three different winter season easements: one to the Midwest, one to Texas and one to the East Coast.

The change fee and difference in fares will be waived off for changed reservations within the original ticket and between the same cities within the short rebooking window this month.

United Ease in the Midwest: For passengers who purchased a ticket on United before Saturday, December 17, for travel between December 21 and December 25.

About 30 airports are subject to the measure, including Chicago O’Hare, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Find out more about each zone on the United website.

Joint Easements in Texas: For those who bought tickets before December 18.

This is for journeys that were booked for December 22-25. More than a dozen airports are subject to measurement, including Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso and Houston.

United Ease on the East Coast: For passengers who purchased a ticket on United before Sunday, December 18, for travel between December 22 and December 25.

About 50 airports are subject to this measure, including all major airports in Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto (Canada) and Washington City.

other airlines

Here’s what other major US carriers announced Monday night (updated as of 8 p.m. Monday):

• American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, also issued an easement for travel in or out of about 30 airports in the Midwest. More information on the US website.

• Southwest AirlinesBased in Dallas, issued an easement for “winter weather in the Rocky Mountains and Midwest”.

This includes a dozen cities including Chicago O’Hare, Denver and the Minneapolis-St. Pablo. The affected travel dates are 21-23 December. Click here for more information on Southwest’s measurements.

• JetBlue, the Queens, New York-based low-cost airline, has introduced a “Midwest Winter Weather Fare Relaxation” for people changing flights to/from four airports: Chicago (ORD), Kansas City (MCI), Milwaukee (MKE) and Minneapolis (MKE). Issued. scheduled tribe. Paul (MSP). Click here for more information on JetBlue’s move.

• By Monday night, Delta Airlines, based in Atlanta, issued a travel advisory and handy information for two airports in the Northwest: Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA). Tickets purchased on or before December 18 for the journey on December 20-22. Click here to access Delta’s Travel Advisory page.

• By Monday night, Alaska Airlines, located in the Seattle metropolitan area, had issued a winter-only easement for flights to and from Seattle due to heavy snowfall. Tickets for travel on 20 December must have been purchased on or before 18 December. Click here for more information on Alaska Airlines.

, Spirit AirlinesThe Miramar, Florida-based low-cost carrier had not issued any weather-related travel advisories as of 8:00 p.m. Monday night.

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