After tearing across Guam and Saipan NP, leaving many areas without power, Mangkhut has intensified to Super Typhoon status and is reported to be larger and stronger than Hurricane Florence. The mega storm is now heading toward the Philippines arriving on Sept. 15. Forecasters say the worst of the storm will be borne by Hong Kong and then Macau as Mangkhut tracks toward southern China on Sept. 16.
Airlines including United which had issued waivers for Guam and Saipan are still offering flexibility on changes through Sept. 13. Those waivers could be extended as damage is assessed.
Other airlines including American, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Philippine Airlines, and Singapore have implemented waivers for flights to airports across the Philippines and then for Hong Kong and airports in Southern China including Guangzhou, Macau, Shantou, and Shenzhen between Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 or 18.
Other carriers may also offer waivers and other airports could also be impacted based on the track of this large and powerful storm.
Check with your airline or your Adelman travel consultant for specific rebooking or cancelation options in regards to these waivers.
Travelers are advised to monitor airline flight status with regards to your specific itinerary as well as conditions on the ground as Mangkhut is expected to bring significant damage.
Please contact your Adelman travel consultant for additional information.