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  • Hurricane Dorian is on track to reach Florida in the next several days.
  • Air travel is likely to be severely affected, and flights across the US could be delayed or canceled.
  • Airlines including American, Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, and United have issued travel waivers letting some affected passengers change their flights without any fees. Scroll down for details on the waivers, and check back here for updates.
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A dangerous tropical storm in the Caribbean strengthened Wednesday to become Hurricane Dorian.

The Category 1 hurricane bore down on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on Wednesday and is expected to make landfall in Florida or southern Georgia as a major hurricane — Category 3 or stronger — by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of Thursday afternoon, Dorian was expected to reach Category 4 by the time it reached the mainland US.

Air travel is expected to be affected in those areas, though as in many cases of severe weather, effects could ripple across the US as aircraft are repositioned or delayed because of the storm.

So far, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United have issued travel waivers, allowing people with flights that may be directly affected to change their itineraries without a fee. Other airlines are expected to follow.

Scroll down for full details, and keep checking this article — we’ll be updating it as necessary.

If you’re traveling this weekend, check this page for updated travel waiver information.

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American Airlines

Passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports on August 30-September 3 are eligible for travel waivers:

  • Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Gainesville, FL (GNV)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Key West, FL (EYW)
  • Melbourne, FL (MLB)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Sarasota / Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
  • Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

The waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for August 29 to September 10 and between the same cities and in the same cabin.

Passengers traveling through the following airports on August 30-31 are also eligible for waivers, as long as travel is rescheduled for August 28–September 7:

  • Freeport, Bahamas (FPO)
  • George Town, Bahamas (GGT)
  • Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)

Also, passengers traveling to, from, or through the following airports August 26-29 are eligible for travel waivers under the same terms (as long as they rebook their flights for August 26 to September 5):

  • Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)
  • Cap Haitien, Haiti (CAP)
  • Fort de France, Martinique (FDF)
  • 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. Lucia, Saint Lucia (UVF)

To change your flight, contact airline reservations at 800-433-7300, or make the change online yourself by clicking “change trip” when you pull up your flight details.

Delta

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports on September 1–4:

  • Brunswick, GA (BQK)
  • Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Gainesville, FL (GNV)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Melbourne, FL (MLB)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Valdosta, GA (VLD)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

The full waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for a date on or before September 9 between the same cities and in the same cabin.

You can also cancel your flight and get a refund in the form of a credit. You’ll have to use the credit to purchase a new ticket for travel within a year of the original purchase date.

A travel waiver is in place for the following airports for travel between August 26-29, as long as travel is rebooked for September 5 or earlier:

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • Port Au Prince, Haiti (PAP)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • St. Lucia, Saint Lucia (UVF)
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (STT)

Also, passengers traveling to, from, or through the following airports August 30-31 are eligible for travel waivers under the same terms (as long as they rebook their flights for September 7 or earlier):

  • George Town, Bahamas (GGT)
  • Marsh Harbour, Bahamas (MHH)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)

To change your flight, click “My Trips” in the Delta app or on the website.

JetBlue

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports August 28-29:

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico (PSE)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (STT)

The waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for a date through September 1 between the same cities and in the same cabin.

To change your flight, contact airline reservations at 800-538-2583, or make the change online yourself by clicking “manage flights” when you pull up your flight details.

If your flight ends up being canceled, you can also opt for a full refund.

United

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports August 28-29:

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)​
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

The full waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for anytime by September 1 between the same cities and in the same cabin.

To change your flight, contact airline reservations at 800-864-8331 or make the change online yourself through the United website or app.

Southwest

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports August 26-30:

  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (PLS)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

And the following airport on August 27 to September 1:

  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)

And these airports August 31 to September 4:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
  • Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
  • Orlando, Florida (MCO)
  • Tampa, Florida (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI)

The waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for anytime within 14 days of the original travel date between the same cities and in the same cabin.

To change your flight, contact airline reservations at 800-435-9792, or make the change online yourself by using the Southwest app or website.

Frontier Airlines

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports August 26-30:

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

Affected passengers can make one change. The waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for anytime on or before September 20 — passengers are allowed to change their origin or destination cities.

To change your flight call reservations at 801-401-9000.

Spirit Airlines

Travel waiver applies for passengers flying to or from or connecting through the following airports August 27-30:

  • Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN)
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)

The full waiver applies as long as you reschedule your flight for travel on or before September 5 between the same cities.

The travel waiver also applies for passengers traveling to, from, or through the following airports on August 31–September 3:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)

Fees and fare differences are waived as long as those passengers rebook to travel by September 18.

Change fees will still be waived if you reschedule for a later date, but you may have to pay a fare difference.

To change your flight, visit the “manage travel” page and enter your flight information, or call reservations at 801-401-2222.