Airlines waiving fees in preparation for NE storm

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Airlines are waving fees for passengers rebooking flights at airports that are predicted to be affected by a large storm that has been forecasted for the northeast.

Weather reports have predicted that a mass rain storm that could become a nor'easter would hit the east coast of the U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Airlines moved on Tuesday to allow passengers to change their reservations free of charge at airports that are in the path of the predicted storm.

“@Delta issues weather waiver for customers traveling 11/27 at DC, N.Y. C & 5 other Northeast airports,” Delta Airlines tweeted.

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The airports where Delta is waving fees for flight changes are Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Hartford (BDL), Newark (EWR), Newburgh (SWF), New York – Kennedy (JFK), New York – LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), Providence (PVD), Washington, D.C. – Reagan National (DCA), Washington, D.C. – Dulles (IAD) and White Plains, N.Y. (HPN)

Other airlines followed suit on Tuesday.

“We have options to change travel through Cleveland, Washington-Dulles and N.Y.C-area due to weather,” United tweeted.

“Due to winter storms we’ve relaxed change-fee policies for many eastern US & Canada cities,” US Airways said in a separate message.

US Air said it was removing the fees at airports in Halifax, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Quebec City, Canada; Toronto, Canada (Pearson Int'l Airport); Hartford, Conn.; New Haven, Conn.; Washington, D.C. (Reagan National); Washington, D.C. (Dulles Int'l Airport); Bangor, Maine; Portland, Maine; Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Manchester, N.H.; Newark, N.J.; Albany, N.Y.; Binghamton, N.Y.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Elmira, N.Y.; Islip, N.Y.; Ithaca, N.Y.; New York, N.Y.  (JFK Airport); New York, N.Y.  (LaGuardia); Newburgh, N.Y. ; Rochester, N.Y. ; Syracuse, N.Y.; White Plains, N.Y.; Allentown, Pa.; Erie, Pa.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Scranton, Pa.; State College, Pa.; Williamsport, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Burlington, Vt.; Charleston, W.V.; and Huntington, W.V.