Deja Vu All Over Again: Delta Issues Weather-Related Travel Waiver for New York City

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New York City, United States - August 6, 2012 - Rockefeller - Top of the ROCK. A big, but short thunderstorm is rolling over NYC seen from New Jersey in the evening hours

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We couldn’t go 10 days without a Delta weather waiver for New York City travel.

Delta Air Lines is issuing weather waivers for passengers traveling through New York City area airports on Wednesday, August 21.

The National Weather Service forecasts a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms for the area.

Lightning Strike NYC World Trade Center during the recent tornado that passed through NJ

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This weather waiver is valid only for Delta Air Lines-marketed flights on August 21 through the below airports:

  • Kennedy (JFK)
  • LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Newburgh (SWF)
  • White Plains (HPN)

Tickets must be issued on or before August 24, with rebooked travel commencing no later than the 24th, as well.

Passengers may make a one-time change without being assessed a fee, though fare differences may apply.

Visit the weather waiver’s alert for more information and learn more in general about Delta weather waivers. — Chris

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2 comments

  1. Hi Chris, what does Delta do if I take my scheduled flight during a weather-related waiver period, but due to weather delays, I miss my connection en route to my final destination? If there are no other flights to my final destination until the next day, does Delta put me up in a hotel for the night?

  2. @Denis – Jumping in for Chris here (his post). A great question. First off, when it comes to weather, Delta always has an out and owes you nothing. They “may” offer you a discounted hotel night but unless you are a top elite don’t expect a free night in a hotel ever when it is a weather issue. This is why buying a ticket with the right travel card that offers delay protection matters (or a good yearly travel policy that covers all flights you book).

    If you choose to fly when there is a waver it is on you. Delta will try to book you on the next open flight (as you point out maybe the next day) but beyond that they owe you nothing.

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