Hurricane Dorian: Airport Closures and Cancellations Multiply – The New York Times
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) suspended commercial flights.
In the Bahamas, Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport closed on Friday and is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3, though a statement from the airport noted that the opening “is subject to prevailing conditions.” The storm hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on Monday morning, with its progress slowing to a crawl. Photographs and videos show extensive damage.
Are airlines offering discounted fares?
With the path of the hurricane still shifting, some airlines are offering lower, capped prices on flights out of Florida, and some are waiving baggage and pet fees. Airlines also added new airports in the Carolinas and Georgia to their waivers, allowing travelers to cancel and reschedule flights for no penalty.
Delta capped fares on nonstop flights out of Florida at between $299 and $599 in the main cabin and between $499 and $799 in the forward cabin, from now through Sept. 4. American Airlines capped fares at $499 one-way nonstop in economy or $699 in domestic first class. JetBlue did not announce that it was capping flights, but a search out of several Florida airports showed lower flight prices than are common, with most flights at $199.
American Airlines added eight airports in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to its waiver, which previously included flights to, from and through Florida. Flights to, from and through the following airports now have capped prices, and no baggage and pet fees: Charleston (CHS), Hilton Head (HHH) and Myrtle Beach (MYR) in South Carolina; Greenville (PGV), Jacksonville (OAJ), Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern (EWN) and Wilmington International (ILM) in North Carolina; and Savannah, Hilton Head Airport in Georgia (SAV).
JetBlue added Charleston and Savannah to its waiver.
United added Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, and Wilmington to its waiver.