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Winter Weather Socks South, Aims at Northeast

Wintry weather is churning through the Midwest and South, wreaking havoc on areas not accustomed to dealing with large snowstorms. Atlanta, the busiest airport in the country, is taking a direct hit of snow and wintry mix.

Predictably, air travel has been severely impacted, with widespread cancellations and many airlines offering change fee waivers for travel throughout the Southeast. The storm is forecast to slam the Northeast Tuesday night into Wednesday, so expect delays—and waivers—from the D.C. area through Boston during that period. Most airlines have not offered waivers for that region as of press time.

Here is a list of airlines offering change fee waivers:

As always, if you’re stuck at the airport with a canceled flight, your best bet is to get in line with customer service and get on the phone. Many airlines are advising passengers to check prior to leaving home to be sure their flights aren’t canceled. The last thing you want, after all, is to arrive only to find your flight isn’t departing.

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