Travel Alert: Hurricane Sandy

by Emma Hackwood

With more than 400 flights being cancelled to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport as the U.S. east coast braces itself for Hurricane Sandy, we’ve put together some important travel tips in the event you are travelling in the next couple of days:

If you’re concerned your travel plans may be affected by Hurricane Sandy, please contact your Flight Centre Travel Consultant to find out change and cancellation options. We make it our job to stay posted on travel advisories from airlines and will take care of rescheduling your flight to fit your needs as best we can. Refunds are in effect for some carriers if flights are cancelled and most airlines have issued a flexible travel policy that allows customers to make changes to their reservations without penalty.


Some airlines like Air Canada also offer flight notification where information regarding cancelled flights or delays can be sent via e-mail or text message to the passenger. Most of the affected flights include those arriving or departing from New York, Washington, Newark, N.J., Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Hartford, Charlotte and Providence.


In the event your flight is cancelled and you’re stuck in a city longer than you anticipated, your travel consultant will help you make hotel arrangements so you’re not stranded. Take a load of stress off your plate and let us do the work for you. We’ll keep you in in the loop during the entire process and ensure that the options we send your way meets all of your needs.


Flight Centre is working to help customers travelling in and out of the affected areas. We are also contacting customers about to commence their journeys to discuss travel options and are working with our travel providers to communicate information and policies in relation to the disruption of their services and to re-accommodate passengers as best we can. To speak with a Travel Consultant about this matter, please call 1-877-967-5302

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