American Airlines to offer travel waivers in the wake of Hurricane Florence

American Airlines is offering travel waivers to those flights that are impacted by the incoming Hurricane Florence.

If you are traveling to/through/from:

  • Hampton/Newport News, Virginia (PHF)
  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF)

Be sure to check your trip’s status on their website and see if the weather has impacted your plans.

The change free may be waived if you are traveling on an American Airlines Flight, bought your ticket by Sept. 10, are scheduled to travel Sept. 13-16, can travel Sept. 10-19 and do not change your origin and destination city.

Southwest Airlines has put out a travel advisory saying that service may be disrupted in Norfolk/Virginia Beach (ORF) because of the hurricane.

Keep an eye on other airlines in airports near you to see how the storm will impact flights.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.