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How to Deal with Airline Disruptions Due to Hurricanes and Severe Storms

09-15-2008 04:34 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: AirSafe.com

September 12, 2008 – When hurricanes or tropical storms threaten the Gulf or Atlantic coastal areas of the US, passengers across the country may be affected by delayed, canceled, and rerouted flights even in areas far from the storms. Passengers can keep storm problems from seriously affecting their travel plans by following the advice provided by AirSafe.com

On rare occasions, a hurricane may threaten a city the way that hurricane Ike is currently threatening Houston and Galveston. However, hurricanes and tropical storms frequently strike the US, and many of them may affect air travel for one or more days. If you plan to travel by air when a hurricane or tropical storm threatens to strike land, you should take the time to do the following:

* Check with your airline to see if your flight is affected
* Check the airline's web site for special notices about the storm
* Keep track of storm forecasts
* Be prepared to have your flight delayed, rerouted, or canceled

For more information about how passengers should deal with disruptions from hurricanes and other major storms, visit http://storms.airsafe.org.

Some passengers may be extra fearful of flying during a period of severe storms, and AirSafe.com provides extensive passenger information about fear of flying at http://fear.airsafe.org.

For more AirSafe.com safety videos, including details on recent major accidents, visit http://www.youtube.com/airsafe/.

AirSafe.com provides the public with factual and timely information on airline safety and security events, as well as information about fear of flying, baggage rules, filing airline complaints, and other airline issues that concern the flying public.

AirSafe.com
24 Roy St., 3302
Seattle, WA 98109
tcurtis@airsafe.com

Media Contact: Dr. Todd Curtis

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