Saturday 17 November, 2018

AA issues change waiver as regional carriers monitor Isaac

With Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become a Category One hurricane as it approaches some of the Eastern Caribbean islands on Thursday, at least one airline is offering change waivers to travellers. 

American Airlines has issued a change waiver for the following dates to and from the following destinations:

  • Travel dates: September 12-14
  • Covered airports: Antigua, Antigua (ANU); Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP); Dominica, Dominica (DOM); Port Au Prince, Haiti (PAP); Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI); Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ); St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (STX); St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKB); St. Lucia, Saint Lucia (UVF); St. Maarten, Saint Maarten (SXM); St. Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)
  • Must have purchased ticket by: September 10
  • Rebooked travel must occur between September 10-17
  • The change fee may be waived if you are travelling on an American Airlines flight, and you don’t change your origin or destination city. Rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference.
  • Avoid the phone queue. Changes available on both AA’s website and in the AA app.

While it hasn't announced any changes, regional carrier LIAT has advised that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Isaac, several destinations in LIAT's network may be affected. 

"Persons are encouraged to monitor their local media and weather reports as this may impact their flight or travel dates. LIAT will continue to track the progress of the hurricane and will issue further updates and advisories via its website (www.liat.com) and social media platforms," the airline said. 

Dionne Ligoure, Communications Manager of Caribbean Airlines, said they will continue to monitor the weather system and make adjustments accordingly.