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Airline Flexibility Policies for Hurricane Sandy

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Thousands of flights have been cancelled due to threatening weather conditions across the Eastern seaboard from Hurricane Sandy, leaving travelers scrambling to rebook and make alternate travel arrangements. Travel insurance can help counter the costs related to trip interruption and travel delay. Additionally, some airlines are offering flexibility policies for customers wishing to change reservations. Airline flexibility policies may allow passengers to change their tickets at no cost because of Hurricane Sandy’s impact.

Travelers should note that if a common carrier must cancel or delay travel, but offers vouchers or alternative arrangements for the same dates, travelers may not have a travel insurance claim if they refuse the offer. If the dates are different, most insurance companies will pay the claim so long as the tickets are surrendered.

The following airlines are offering flexibility policies for customers wishing to change reservations:
Air Canada
Air France
Aer Lingus
Air Tran
Air India
Alaska Airlines
Alitalia
Aeroflot
Aeromexico
American Airlines
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Delta
Emirates
Etihad Airways
Frontier
Hawaiian
Icelandair
JetBlue
KLM
LAN
Lufthansa
SAS
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Sun Country
US Airways
United
Qantas
Virgin America
WestJet

The following airlines have posted an advisory for Hurricane Sandy:
ANA
Austrian Airlines
Eva Air
Etihad Airways
Japan Airlines
TAP Portugal
Turkish Airlines
Virgin Atlantic