Airlines Offer Travel Waivers to Passengers Affected During Northeast Winter Storm Riley

Another winter storm is scheduled to impact the northeastern United States on Friday, March 2, 2018. The storm is expected to have significant impact much like the bomb cyclone in January. Airlines are offering travel waivers for passengers scheduled that may have their plans interrupted. Below is a list of the major domestic airlines’ travel waivers:

United Airlines


  • Allentown, PA (ABE)
  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • Manchester, NH (MHT)
  • New York/Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)

Original travel date(s):

  • March 2, 2018 – March 3, 2018

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before March 7, 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:

  • Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)
  • Islip, New York (ISP)
  • New Haven, Connecticut (HVN)
  • New York Kennedy, New York (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
  • Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
  • Providence, Rhode Island (PVD)
  • Stewart Newburgh, New York (SWF)
  • White Plains / Westchester County, New York (HPN)

The change fee may be waived if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines flight
  • Bought your ticket by February 27, 2018
  • Are scheduled to travel March 2 – 3, 2018
  • Can travel February 28 – March 6, 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)

  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York – Kennedy, NY (JFK)
  • New York – LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)

Original travel date(s):

  • March 2-3, 2018

Ticket must be Reissued On or Before:

  • March 6, 2018

Rebooked Travel must begin no later than:

  • March 6, 2018

During the last storm, a friend from New Hampshire compared it to the huge storm of 1978…well, looks like this one will be more of the same.

Good luck everyone.

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