Multiple airlines are starting to cancel flights along the Gulf Coast of the United States as Hurricane Isaac bears down on the region (NOTE: Isaac is not classified at hurricane status yet but expect it TO be in the next 12 hours).
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Below will be an updated page on airlines and airports that will cancel flights, close and change flights.
You can also go to our ‘Current Airport Delays’ map to see airport conditions HERE.
Note that this list is not 100% accurate as information changes constantly. Always check with your airline and airport for the latest information.
As of 1pm CDT today, Southwest Airlines canceled 13 flights and AirTran canceled 22 flights due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
The Florida airports affected by cancelations are Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, and Key West. Key West Airport made the decision to close until tomorrow. Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, and West Palm Beach reopened late this morning after closing yesterday.
Both Southwest and AirTran have suspended Tuesday, August 28, operations in New Orleans, which means approximately 40 flight cancelations inbound and 40 flight cancelations outbound. To accommodate extra Customers who are electing to fly today, Southwest has added three additional flights this evening from New Orleans.
We will continue to monitor the storm and make decisions regarding other airports and Wednesday’s schedule as needed.
Flights on United will be suspended to New Orleans until the morning of Aug. 30. No other information is available on other Gulf area airports at this time.
Frontier Airlines today enacted a flexible policy for travel to, from or through New Orleans, La. This policy applies to customers scheduled to travel Aug. 27 – 29, 2012, who purchased their tickets on or before Aug. 26, 2012.
Customers who have already started their travel may make one itinerary change. Rules and restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. Changes must be made by Midnight, August 29, 2012 and travel completed by September 7, 2012.
Frontier has not released an official cancellation statement at New Orleans but it is likely.
Delta canceled two flights from its Atlanta hub to New Orleans tonight, said Morgan Durrant, an airline spokesman. The carrier is dropping 24 flights tomorrow to airports in Isaac’s path, including New Orleans; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.
JetBlue is suspending five round-trip flights to New Orleans starting tonight.