In the midst of hurricane season, keeping travelers safe is our number one priority. We are advising all travelers to check the status of their flights and lodging reservations as cancellations are widespread. In many cases, hotels and airlines will waive modification or cancellation penalties for travelers in the affected areas. The areas currently under a state of emergency are: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
See below for the latest information from the major hotel and airline companies.
If you are planning to cancel your trip, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your CWTSatotravel invoice or flight details. We will be able to address your request as quickly as possible from there without the added stress of waiting on the phone. If you need to modify your existing reservation, please contact your travel office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Service is suspended at many airports in the Bahamas and Florida, and America has issued a travel alert with capped fares and waived baggage fees at airports along the east coast. Many customers in the affected areas will be able to rebook their flight without penalty.
Choice Hotels International
Choice is implementing a Hotels Disaster Relief Program to help travelers and residents in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Choice has released a list of hotels open and available during this time, though cancellation penalties will also likely be waived for anyone traveling to the affected areas.
Visit the Delta newsroom for a list of affected airports. Delta is waiving baggage fees and in-cabin pet fees for travelers flying to or from these locations as well. Travelers who wish to reschedule their flights can apply the current flight’s value to the new purchase.
Hilton is staying on top of the storm’s progress and making updates as they are needed. In many cases, affected travelers will have modification or cancellation penalties waived.
Those seeking lodging at IHG hotels in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carola may bring their pets, free of charge. IHG is also waiving hotel room cancellation fees during the impacted timeframe.
Marriott has implemented storm preparedness procedures in the affected areas and will follow the direction of local authorities on evacuations or closures. Cancellation policies are under review at all local hotels as well, so we advise contacting your TMC for information about your reservation.
Flights may disrupted in parts of the Bahamas, Florida and South Carolina this week. Southwest will waive the pet fare on current flights and will allow for rebooking free of charge.
Visit United.com for a list of affected airports. Change fees and any fare difference will be waived for new flights departing before September 14th.
Read on for additional information and stay safe!