The tropical weather system that forecasters are referring to as Barry is expected to intensify possibly developing into a hurricane by Friday. This system will bring a threat of major rainfall flooding, storm-surge flooding and high winds over the weekend to the coastal areas along Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Parts of Texas and Florida could also be impacted.
Airlines have issued waivers as follows:
Alaska Airlines: New Orleans and Houston for travel July 11-12
Allegiant Air: New Orleans for travel July 12-14
American: Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Beaumont / Port Arthur, Gulfport / Biloxi, Hattiesburg / Laurel, Jackson, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Meridian, Mobile, New Orleans and Pensacola through July 14
Delta: Baton Rouge, Gulfport, Jackson, Lafayette, Mobile and New Orleans for travel through July 14.
JetBlue: New Orleans for travel through July 13
Southwest: Panama City Beach and Pensacola for travel through July 13 and for Corpus Christi, Houston and New Orleans for travel through July 14.
United: Baton Rouge, Ft. Walton Beach, Gulfport, Jackson, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Mobile, Monroe, New Orleans, Panama City, Pensacola and Shreveport for travel through July 14.
These waivers could be modified as the storm continues to develop. Other airports in the region could also be impacted by the storm and other carriers may also offer waivers.
As a reminder flight delays at hub airports could cause a ripple effect for other flights around the country. Travelers are advised to monitor airline flight status with regards to your specific itinerary.
Please contact your airline or your Adelman Travel consultant for additional information.