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After days of no cancellations and adding thousands of seats to assist evacuating travelers, Delta Air Lines was finally forced to cancel flights because of now-Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.

The cancellations are due to Palm Beach Airport (PBI) closing early Monday.

“Officials in West Palm Beach, Florida announced Sunday afternoon that the airport will be closing at 2 a.m. Monday morning and ceasing operations through 9 a.m. Tuesday in anticipation of winds outside of operating limits for airport facilities,” Delta announced in a statement. “Delta has cancelled 25 flights as a result of the airport closure and is coordinating with other Florida airports on any additional airport closures early next week as a result of the offshore storm.”

The mothership added, “Delta increased the number of flights offered to those looking to leave the area of potential impact, with 10,539 additional seats offered between Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The extra lift adds more flight options for customers departing cities along the Southeast coast from Brunswick, Ga. down across most of Florida and Bahamas.”

Bahamas Weather Travel Waiver Extended

Delta has extended a previous weather waiver for the following cities:

  • Georgetown, Bahamas (GGT)
  • Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)

This waiver pertains to passengers with Delta flights scheduled between today (September 1) and September 6. Tickets must be reissued on or before September 14. Rescheduled travel must begin on or before that date, as well.

For complete, updated details, please visit the weather waiver’s page.

Contact Delta Air Lines for Rebooking Help

If you have questions or need to rebook travel, contact Delta Air Lines directly (not Delta Airlines) or the provider through whom you originally purchased travel.

Delta Air Lines: 1-800-221-1212

Or on Twitter: @Delta

In An Affected Area and Need a Hotel?

If you’re in an area affected by Hurricane Dorian and need to hunker down in a hotel, consider using TopCashback, Rakuten (formerly Ebates), or Dosh cashback portals to save at least some money. Those rebates are independent of whatever you’re reimbursed through travel insurance and/or trip interruption coverage such as through Chase cards.

–Chris

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