Airline Weather Waivers for Tropical Storm Cindy

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Tropical Storm Cindy is about to play havoc on weather and travel along the Gulf Coast, and the airlines have been putting out weather waivers so travelers can proactively change their plans to or through the impacted areas without paying a penalty. We were scheduled to fly back to Houston tonight, and really weren’t thrilled at the idea of trading sunny Rhode Island for Tropical Storm Cindy gloom in Houston.


Surprisingly, until this morning United hadn’t included Houston in their travel waiver city list despite it having an active Tropical Storm Warming. However, that has now changed and we are staying put a couple more days. In case you or someone you know is also impacted in some way, here is an updated list of airline weather waivers in effect due to Tropical Storm Cindy.

Roughing it here for a few more days

United Airlines:

Impacted travel days of June 21 – 22, 2017

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before June 25, 2017, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​

  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX (BPT)
  • Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Gulfport, MS (GPT)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Lake Charles, LA (LCH)
  • Mobile, AL (MOB)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Panama City, FL (ECP)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)

American Airlines:

If you’re traveling to/through/from:

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana (BTR)
  • Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas (BPT)
  • Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida (VPS)
  • Gulfport / Biloxi, Mississippi (GPT)
  • Houston George Bush Intercontental, Houston, Texas (IAH)
  • Houston Hobby, Houston, Texas (HOU)
  • Lafayette, Louisiana (LFT)
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH)
  • Mobile, Alabama (MOB)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY)
  • Pensacola, Florida (PNS)

The change fee may be waived if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines flight
  • Bought your ticket by June 20, 2017
  • Are scheduled to travel June 22, 2017
  • Can travel June 20 – 25, 2017
  • Don’t change your origin or destination city
  • Rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference

Delta Air Lines:

Impacted travel dates of June 22 – 23, 2017

Travel must be rescheduled and begin by June 26, 2017

  • Alexandria, LA (AEX)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
  • Houston, George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Houston, William Hobby, TX (HOU)
  • Lafayette, LA (LFT)
  • Monroe, LA (MLU)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Shreveport, LA (SHV)

When rescheduled travel occurs beyond June 26, 2017, 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.


Due to inclement weather forecasted to impact the Gulf Coast, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling Wednesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 22, 2017 to/from the following cities:

  • Houston, TX (HOU)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Customers may rebook their flights for travel through Monday, June 26, 2017 prior to the departure of their originally scheduled flight. Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund. Original travel must have been booked on or before Tuesday, June 20, 2017. To rebook travel or request a refund online, click here. If you are already checked in for your flight, please call us at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) for assistance with rebooking or a credit.

Southwest Airlines:

Based on the forecasted weather conditions for New Orleans (MSY), our scheduled service on Tuesday, June 20, thru Thursday, June 22, may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled).

Customers who are holding reservations for flights departing noon or later on Tuesday, June 20, and Thursday, June 22, and want to alter their travel plans may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge.

Spirit Airlines:

Impacted travel days of June 21-22, 2017

  • Houston
  • New Orleans

Modification Charge/Fare Difference waived through June 24, 2017

After this date the modification charge is waived, but a fare difference may apply.

Customers can make changes to their reservations affected by this event by going to our Manage Travel page, or by calling the Spirit Reservations Center at 801-401-2222 (Option 8, then 1) to make their flight changes. To make changes to Spirit Vacation packages contact Spirit Vacations at 954-698-0125.

Were any of your travel plans impacted by Tropical Storm Cindy?

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