Airlines Offer Travel Waivers to Passengers Affected by Ohio Valley and Northeast Winter Weather

A severe winter storm is impacting the Ohio Valley Region, Northeastern United States, and some areas of Canada. This appears to be the same storm that affected travel in Chicago over the weekend. Airlines are offering travel waivers for passengers scheduled that may have their plans interrupted. Below is a list of the current major carriers travel waivers:

United Airlines


  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Albany, NY (ALB)
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA (AVP)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • Bangor, ME (BGR)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Burlington, VT (BTV)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Akron/Canton, OH (CAK)
  • Cleveland, OH (CLE)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Washington-National, DC (DCA)
  • Erie, PA (ERI)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Ithaca, NY (ITH)
  • New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • Lexington, KY (LEX)
  • New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Harrisburg, PA (MDT)
  • Manchester, NH (MHT)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Rochester, NY (ROC)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Louisville, KY (SDF)
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR)
  • Montréal, QC, CA (YUL)

Original travel date(s):

  • February 7, 2018

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before February 10, 2018, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.

American Airlines

If you’re traveling to/through/from:

  • Akron / Canton, Ohio (CAK)
  • Albany, New York (ALB)
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania (ABE)
  • Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)
  • Bangor, Maine (BGR)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
  • Buffalo, New York (BUF)
  • Burlington, Vermont (BTV)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (CLE)
  • Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
  • Dayton, Ohio (DAY)
  • Erie, Pennsylvania (ERI)
  • Evansville, Indiana (EVV)
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana (FWA)
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)
  • Islip, New York (ISP)
  • Ithaca, New York (ITH)
  • Lexington, Kentucky (LEX)
  • Louisville, Kentucky (SDF)
  • Montreal, Ontario Canada (YUL)
  • New York Kennedy, New York (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
  • Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT)
  • Portland, Maine (PWM)
  • Providence, Rhode Island (PVD)
  • Rochester, New York (ROC)
  • State College, Pennsylvania (SCE)
  • Stewart Newburgh, New York (SWF)
  • Syracuse, New York (SYR)
  • Toledo, Ohio (TOL)
  • Toronto, Ontario Canada (YYZ)
  • Washington Dulles, Washington D.C. (IAD)
  • Washington Reagan, Washington D.C. (DCA)
  • Watertown, New York (ART)
  • White Plains / Westchester County, New York (HPN)
  • Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania (AVP)

The change fee may be waived if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines flight
  • Bought your ticket by February 6, 2018
  • Are scheduled to travel February 7, 2018
  • Can travel February 6 – 10, 2018
  • Don’t change your origin or destination city
  • Rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference

Change your trip

If your trip is eligible, you can change it online. Here’s how:

  • Find your trip
  • If your trip is eligible, you’ll see the option to ‘change trip’ in the toolbar

Call Reservations

Call Reservations to change your trip.

Delta Airlines

Affected Cities (To / From / Through)

  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Evansville, IN (EVV)
  • Lexington, KY (LEX)
  • Louisville, KY (SDF)
  • New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
  • New York, NY – LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • State College, PA (SCE)
  • Washington, DC – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington, DC – Reagan (DCA)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Wilkes Barre, PA (AVP)

Original travel date(s):

  • February 7, 2018

Ticket must be Reissued On or Before:

  • February 10, 2018

Rebooked Travel must begin no later than:

  • February 10, 2018

Southwest Airlines has not issued a travel alert.

To all you affected by the storm, traveling or not, my thoughts are with you. If you are a traveler, please contact your airline so that you can be rerouted, compensated, or both. To my friends in Boston, maybe this would be a good time to try out the Colonnade Hotel’s winter special.


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