US Airways becomes first carrier to waive fees for Northeast passengers impacted by Hurricane Sandy
US Airways has become the first carrier to waive change fees on air tickets for Northeast passengers impacted by Hurricane Sandy that has taken several regions in the United States in its stride.
The airline said that the passengers with flights from nearly 50 northeast cities would be allowed to change flights without paying any change fees if their travel dates are on October 29, 30 and 31. The airline said that the passengers will be allowed to change to flights on October 26, 27 and 28 or November 1, 2, 3 or 4.
The Hurricane Sandy has seriously affected most Northeast cities, including Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Newark, Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo, Providence and Boston.
The aviation industry in the United States in recent years has adopted the practice of offering waivers allowing passengers to change their travel itineraries without having to pay change fees, as early as possible as a storm approaches. In most of the cases, the airlines also take the step of canceling flights early avoiding inconvenience to passengers.