How Hurricane Lane May Affect Your Travel Plans

Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 hurricane moving northwestward toward Hawaii. Currently, Lane is just over 200 miles south of the Big Island. Torrential rain is hitting eastern portions of Hawaii which could continue through the weekend. Flash floods, mudslides, and battering waves causing coastal flooding are likely.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu, including Honolulu. A hurricane watch is currently in effect for Kauai County.

What to Know if You’re Traveling

Airlines have issued travel alerts as well as travel waivers for change fees due to the severe weather.

Travelers can make changes to some itineraries without paying the change fee and/or fare difference.

Details vary by carrier however customers are generally allowed to make changes without penalty. Eligible travelers should check with their carrier to learn more about flight changes. Some changes will need to be made within a particular timeframe.

 

Alaska Airlines

Airports covered:        Kauai (LIH), Kona (KOA), Maui (OGG), Oahu (HNL)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased on/before August 21 for travel over August 22-26

Rebooking window:    By August 31

Check here for full details.

 

American Airlines

Airports covered:        Honolulu (HNL), Kona (KOA), Kauai (LIH), Maui (OGG)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased on/before August 20 for travel August 23-26

Rebooking window:    By August 30

Check here for full details.

 

Delta Air Lines

Airports covered:        Seoul (ICN), Honolulu (HNL), Kona (KOA), Kauai (LIH), Maui (OGG)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased on/before August 21 for travel August 23-24

Rebooking window:    By August 27

Check here for full details.

 

Hawaiian Airlines

Airports covered:        Kauai (LIH), Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), Kapalua (JHM), Molokai (MKK), Lanai (LNY), Hilo (ITO), Kona (KOA)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased on/before August 21 for travel August 21-26

Rebooking window:    By September 9

Check here for full details.

 

Sun Country Airlines

Airports covered:        Honolulu (HNL)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased on/before August 22 for travel August 23

Rebooking window:    By September 3

Check here for full details.

 

United Airlines

Airports covered:        Hilo (ITO), Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), Kona (KOA), Kauai (LIH)

Eligibility:                     Tickets purchased for travel August 21-26

Rebooking window:    By August 26

Check here for full details.

 

Flight status: check here to see if your flight is on time.

Airport closures: stay up-to-date by checking here.

For additional travel resources: check here.

 

This is a developing story. Visit the National Hurricane Center for the latest storm developments.

 

Photo By National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), data superimposed by CooperScience [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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