Delta caps fares, issues travel waiver ahead of Hurricane Michael

Delta has capped certain fares and issued a travel waiver as Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen and move towards the Florida Panhandle.

Airports covered in the price caps include the following Florida markets: Pensacola (PNS), Panama City (ECP), Destin – Fort Walton Beach (VPS), Tallahassee (TLH) as well as Mobile, Ala. (MOB). Fares to and from these markets are capped at $299 in Main Cabin and $499 in the forward cabin each way between Oct. 9-11.

The travel waiver allows customers traveling to and from the above cities on Oct. 9-10 to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee.

Monday morning, as Michael was upgraded to hurricane status, the Florida Governor issued a state of emergency for 26 counties likely to be impacted Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning when the storm is forecast to make landfall.

The airline’s team of meteorologists continue to work around the clock to make important regular updates to the storm’s strength and trajectory that will inform the airline’s decisions on flight operations moving forward.

Delta continues to make strides to help better assist those impacted by hurricanes, as was seen as recently as mid-September during Hurricane Florence.

From the National Hurricane Center:

Airports that could be impacted from AccuWeather: