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Flights for East Coast US affected by Hurricane Sandy; Hanoi and Hainan on typhoon watch

28 Oct 2012 by ReggieHo

As East Coast US braces for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Monday (October 29), travellers with plans to visit affected destinations such as New York are advised to consult their airlines as to the latest situation.

Cathay Pacific is offering passengers with confirmed booking involving New York between October 29 and October 31, 2012 the option to rebook or reroute without charges, irrespective of ticket types. The new travel date must be on or before November 11. Affected passengers who want to rebook or reroute need to make such request on or before October 30. No-show passengers will not be eligible for the waiver.

United Airlines offers passengers with tickets booked for travels to a list of East Coast destinations between today and October 31 to rebook without cost if rescheduled travel commences by November 4. For other dates, a difference in fare may apply. Travel must be completed within one year from the date the ticket was issued. Refunds are permitted if the flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two hours.

Here in Asia, Typhoon Son-tinh is currently tracking towards Sanya, Haikou and Hanoi. According to Cathay Pacific, its scheduled codeshare flights to and from these points are currently operating as normal but the situation may change at short notice.

Travellers headed for the aforementioned destinations in the next few days are advised to check with their airlines on the latest flight status updates before going to the airport.

Visit www.cathaypacific.com and www.united.com.

Reggie Ho

 

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