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Airlines Expand Travel Waivers Amid Isaac Storm

With more than 1,000 flights already cancelled, airlines are issuing travel waivers for cities impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac.

Hurricane Isaac bears down on Florida.
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Hurricane Isaac bears down on Florida.

Initially released only for cities in Florida, most U.S. airlines have now extended the waivers — which allow for penalty-free flight changes — to cities in the Gulf Coast states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

And as the storm progresses inland later in the week, the waivers may be extended to other airports on the East Coast.

Before heading to the airport, it's always wise to check with your airline for delays or cancellations, and your options for rebooking. Here's a list of current waiver information by airline. (More: Isaac Heads for Gulf Coast, Hurricane Warning Issued.)

AirTran

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Key West, Nassau, New Orleans, Pensacola, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Dates: August 26 — August 29.

For full waiver details on AirTran, click here.

American Airlines

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Key West, Miami, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Dates: August 25 — August 28.

For full waiver details on American, click here.

Delta Air Lines

Cities: Baton Rouge, Dothan, Gulfport/Biloxi, Fort Myers, Fort Walton Beach, Key West, Miami, Mobile, Montgomery, New Orleans, Panama City, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Dates: August 24 — August 31.

For full waiver details on Delta , click here.

JetBlue

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Dates of travel: August 26 — August 28.

For full waiver details on JetBlue , click here.

Southwest

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Tampa, West Palm Beach.

Dates of travel: August 26 — August 29.

For full waiver details on Southwest , click here.

Spirit

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa.

Dates of travel: August 26 — August 27.

For full waiver details on Spirit , click here (PDF).

United

Cities: Baton Rouge, Fort Walton Beach, Gulfport/Biloxi, Jackson, Mobile, New Orleans, Pensacola, Tallahassee.

Dates of travel: August 26 - August 29.

For for waiver details on United , click here.

US Airways

Cities: Baton Rouge, Fort Walton Beach, Gulfport/Biloxi, Mobile, New Orleans, Pensacola, Tallahassee.

Dates of travel: August 28 — August 29.

For full waiver details on US Airways , click here.

Virgin America

Cities: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando.

Dates of travel: August 24 — August 28.

For full waiver details on Virgin America, click here.

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