Hurricane Willa

Old Oct 22, 18, 4:42 am
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Hurricane Willa

Mrs Lufthomie and I have been so looking forward to our vacation to PVR starting this tues the 23rd. Apparently a hurricane is shutting down PVR this Tuesday. If this is true at what point will Delta inform us of any cancellations?
If said flight to PVR is cancelled due to this hurricane are we out what we have paid for our airfare?

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Old Oct 22, 18, 4:46 am
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I am in the same boat. My flight on WN was cancelled into PVR on Tuesday for my honeymoon. I donít want to go anyway post hurricane damage.

WN refunded my fare. Now Iím trying to get the resort to refund my prepaid reservation. *fingercrossed*
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Old Oct 22, 18, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingDL4Fun View Post
I am in the same boat. My flight on WN was cancelled into PVR on Tuesday for my honeymoon. I donít want to go anyway post hurricane damage.

WN refunded my fare. Now Iím trying to get the resort to refund my prepaid reservation. *fingercrossed*
when weíre you advised of the cancellation? So far on my Delta app everything is still scheduled to happen.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 7:04 am
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If a flight is ever cancelled you're eligible for a refund without penalty to original form of payment, at least for itineraries for which U.S. Dept of Transportation rules apply.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 8:08 am
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Iíve tweeted to both DL and Southwest. Southwest has Canceled flights into PVR for the 23-24th while Delta is business as usual. I check in for LAX-PVR in 3 hours. Keeping fingers crossed.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 10:36 am
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Supposed to track across the country and hit the northeast (e.g. JFK/LGA) this weekend, though of course it's way early to say anything definitive...
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Old Oct 22, 18, 11:33 am
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So far so good I know it doesnít mean much but I was able to check in for tomorrowís flight
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Old Oct 22, 18, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by koreanair720 View Post
Supposed to track across the country and hit the northeast (e.g. JFK/LGA) this weekend, though of course it's way early to say anything definitive...
Supposed is an pretty strong word to use in this situation.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 12:59 pm
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Not to go too OMNI, but shouldn't we be more concerned in general when a Pacific Hurricane can hit PVR and YHZ? It seems like that should be a much bigger story...but I'm in Minnesota so I don't know a ton about Hurricanes.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Lufthomie View Post
Iíve tweeted to both DL and Southwest. Southwest has Canceled flights into PVR for the 23-24th while Delta is business as usual. I check in for LAX-PVR in 3 hours. Keeping fingers crossed.
SW seems to be much more conservative so I don't think Delta will be impressed by what they do. For example SW had a weather waiver for Atlanta for the last storm... and Atlanta was really never impacted so Delta didn't jump on that bandwagon.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by koreanair720 View Post
Supposed to track across the country and hit the northeast (e.g. JFK/LGA) this weekend, though of course it's way early to say anything definitive...
The atmosphere is way too complicated to make this assertion. Willa will not be tropical for too long after landfall. It's associated moisture and a weak low pressure will impact Texas and the southern plains into the Gulf. Part of it may trigger a low pressure to form off the East Coast, but the primary dynamics with this formation/strengthening appear to be caused by not Willa.

But yes, it is too early to know for sure.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Orange County Commuter View Post
SW seems to be much more conservative so I don't think Delta will be impressed by what they do. For example SW had a weather waiver for Atlanta for the last storm... and Atlanta was really never impacted so Delta didn't jump on that bandwagon.
Agreed in principle (and Delta seems to do a decent job with their forecasts in most cases), but let's not also conflate the hurdle to cross when issuing a weather waiver for Southwest at what is just a large focus city versus literally the world's largest connecting hub - especially in concert with the fact that Southwest already does not have change fees to begin with so you only have to pay difference of fare.

A weather waiver in Atlanta can completely disrupt revenue management and fare availability at every other East/Midwest hub for Delta on the days impacted. Delta would like to avoid that at all costs until the "wait and see" option is exhausted.
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Old Oct 23, 18, 11:11 am
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Well we're on board. PDB yes febo no. Sliders for lunch. Heading towards Willa. TTYL
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Old Oct 23, 18, 12:07 pm
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Waiver is posted:
https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisori...urricane-willa

Impact dates: Oct 23-24, 2018
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