Damn you Storm Iola. Or Bless you Storm Iola. Not sure which.
Sometimes I overextend myself, especially with travel plans. After returning from my AroundTheWorldIn8Days trip, I am supposed to go to New Orleans tomorrow to run the Rock n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon on Sunday. Apart from the fact that I am hopelessly undertrained for the run, I am also just feeling the stress of too much happening at once. In addition, the New York Times Travel Show is this weekend, and I wouldn’t mind stopping in there.
I continued to plan for this trip though, because I was traveling with good friends and well, good friends are what it’s all about.
And then, the warnings of a Nor’Easter began…. My flight is for 9 am Saturday Morning, right smack at the time New York is supposed to get hit with the storm. Even if the snow or ice isn’t too bad, I fear the drive to the airport, and then, hours of potential delays.
I’ve been watching and waiting to see if or when Delta would issue a travel waiver. United issued one this morning, but the other airlines were quiet. However, Delta has now issued a Northeast Winter Storm Advisory. Here is the LINK.
Given the waiver, I am fairly certain that I won’t be going to New Orleans this weekend. I won’t cancel yet, because I ‘ll wait to see if the flight gets canceled by the carrier first. If I cancel, I get a credit. If they cancel, I get a refund.
Oh well. Weather happens.
here is the text of the Advisory:
Winter weather may impact travel to/from/through various cities in the Northeast region of the United States. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute info about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your wireless device or email with Delta Messenger.
If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below.
You can now edit your itinerary here at delta.com, or you may contact Reservation Sales to make changes to your itinerary. Additional collection in fares may apply. See Conditions & Restrictions below.
Affected Cities (To / From / Through)
Ticket must be Reissued On or Before
Rebooked Travel must begin no later than
Hartford, CT (BDL)
New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
New York, NY – LaGuardia (LGA)
Newark, NY (EWR)
Newburgh, NY (SWF)
Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
White Plains, NY (HPN)
January 24, 2015
January 25, 2015
January 25, 2015
When rescheduled travel occurs beyond January 25, 2015, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance. Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity.
CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Changes to origins and destinations may result in an increase in fare. Any difference in fare between your original ticket and the new ticket will be collected at the time of booking.