Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in the Florida panhandle Wednesday.

Delta, Southwest warn Hurricane Michael could disrupt flights

Delta Air Lines is warning flights in Florida and Alabama could be disrupted by Hurricane Michael.

Atlanta-based Delta said flights to, from or through Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla. and Mobile, Ala. could be affected by the hurricane.

Delta passengers with flights booked to, from or through those cities on Tuesday or Wednesday can change their itineraries to avoid the storm without paying certain change fees.

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The airline said it is monitoring the storm, which is predicted to move through south Georgia and the Carolinas “by mid-week into Friday as the storm weakens,” according to the carrier.

Southwest Airlines is warning that Hurricane Michael could disrupt flights in Atlanta and other areas.

Dallas-based Southwest, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta, warned that flights could be disrupted in Atlanta through Friday.

Flights could also be disrupted through Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico and Havana, Cuba; and from Tuesday through Thursday in New Orleans, La. and Panama City and Pensacola, Fla., according to Southwest. 

Flights may be delayed, diverted or canceled, the airline said.

Southwest said customers who have flights booked to, from or through those cities on those dates can rebook without paying an additional charge, under certain restrictions.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.
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