Phuket. Strong storm wind sways the trees and breaks the leaves from the two palm trees. The street is heavy rain. The weather turned bad. Declared a storm warning
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While powerful and unpredictable Hurricane Dorian nears the US mainland, Delta Air Lines has capped fares for 14 cities in Florida and Georgia. The mothership also added nearly a thousand seats to its flight schedule between Florida and Atlanta.

“Delta has capped fares to and from the range between $299 and $599 in the Main Cabin and $499 and $799 in the forward cabin, based on mileage,” the airline announced Thursday evening. “Fares may be slightly higher in connect markets from those same cities through Sept. 4.”

The fare-capped cities include:

Florida

  • Daytona Beach (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Gainesville (GNV)
  • Jacksonville (JAX)
  • Melbourne (MLB)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI)
  • Tampa (TPA)

Georgia

  • Brunswick (BQK)
  • Valdosta (VLD)

The fare capping is similar to what Delta did for some Caribbean destinations earlier Thursday.

A travel weather waiver remains in effect for all of the above-mentioned cities and Tallahassee (TLH) from September 1-4. Please see the waiver’s page for more details.

A Caribbean weather waiver is in effect August 30-31:

  • Georgetown, Bahamas (GGT)
  • Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)

Delta Adds Seats

Delta also announced they’re adding 930 additional seats to their normal schedule between some Florida cities and Atlanta. I haven’t found information as to whether that means larger aircraft have been swapped in, additional flights added, or a combination of the two.

Delta Air Lines Contact Information

Here are the official contact numbers for Delta. **Beware of travel agencies posing as Delta and wanting to charge exorbitant fees.**

You can also contact Delta help on Twitter at @Delta.

Please try to be calm and patient with the reps. Remember that they’re being blamed for the bad weather and every other problem in the world.

–Chris

 

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2 Comments

  1. Doug Olive

    Your blog is beconing more of a news site and it starting to be real annoying. You aren’t a media outlet. Stop over blogging please. Your format is horrible.

  2. @Doug Olive: We receive a lot of comments and direct messages from people who find posts like the weather waivers very helpful. Also, I assume you saw the nine mileage run posts we wrote over the course of about 24 hours, right?

    So I can see a correct format, please direct me to your blog. I’d love to read it!

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