As hurricane Irene barrels her way toward the eastern shore, airlines have already begun canceling flights and moving planes and equipment out of harm’s way.
Irene is likely to force flight cancellations across the eastern seaboard and delays throughout the weekend, so the effect on U.S. air travel will be huge and it will in all likelihood ripple across the country’s airports.
While JetBlue was early to the scene in letting customers make flight changes, many airlines have begun issuing travel waivers and allowing passengers to change their travel plans without financial penalty.
Updated hurricane Irene Travel Policies for a number of airlines are available here:
For airlines not listed here, please check the airline website as this type of warning is usually available right on the website’s home page. Also, if you’re traveling on Friday or through the weekend, please keep an eye on the changing flight schedules.