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A waiver for Greensboro, N.C., and Raleigh-Durham has been extended through Tuesday

Delta has extended a travel waiver for customers traveling to or from Greensboro (GSO) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) through Tuesday, Dec. 11, as a wintry mix continues to affect operations there. Elsewhere in the Piedmont region, Delta’s operations have recovered following an early winter weekend storm that prompted approximately 150 mainline and regional flight cancellations. A broader travel waiver for those Southeast airports is still in effect Monday.

Normal de-icing operations are continuing Monday in many airports in the Carolinas and Virginia with minimal disruption. Additional flight cancellations at RDU are possible as the airport continues to experience periods of snow and ice, which is expected to last until mid-afternoon.  

Delta teams on the ground and in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center continue their work to minimize the storm’s impact to customers and flight operations as the winter weather system continues its eastward path towards the Atlantic.

As always, Delta encourages customers to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta App for the latest flight status.

Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET

De-icing operations are underway in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Greensboro, N.C., Asheville, N.C. and Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. as a continued mix of rain, snow and ice pellets remains in the forecast through Sunday afternoon.

Winter weather conditions prompted flight cancellations for 90 Delta and Delta Connection regional flights in the southern Mid-Atlantic region early Sunday as a result of the storm, while teams on the ground continue to work round-the-clock to clear aircraft of any frozen precipitation contaminants and care for customers.

Teams in the airline's Operations and Customer Center continue to keep a watchful eye on the system as it develops through the day as additional flight disruptions are possible.

Delta's travel waiver remains in effect for the Southeast, allowing customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Sunday and Monday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without a fee.

Customers are strongly encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta App for the latest flight status.

 

Saturday, 4:15 p.m. ET

Delta's Meteorology team continues to keep a close eye on the storm moving through the Southeast as the airline’s weather waiver remains in place for the Southern Appalachian region. 

New model data shows the system continuing on its track towards North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to the area – while decreasing the potential for frozen precipitation in Atlanta on Sunday night.

Airports listed in the waiver include Asheville, N.C., Charlotte, Greensboro, N.C., Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Raleigh-Durham, Roanoke, Va., and Tri-Cities, Tenn. The waiver allows customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Sunday and Monday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without a fee.

Ahead of the storm, Delta is continues to work diligently to prepare for de-icing operations at affected airports in the region on Sunday, including moving several aircraft that were scheduled to remain overnight in the area out of the storm’s path. Aircraft will be ferried from cities with expected overnight frozen precipitation after the last flight in tonight, and will be flown back in the morning to aid Sunday’s start-up.  

Additionally, the airline dispatched several ground service and de-ice equipment to Raleigh-Durham to help clear aircraft of any frozen precipitation as safely and quickly as possible and added extra employees for support.

Customers are strongly encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta App for their latest flight status.

 

Original Post, Friday at noon ET

Delta has issued a travel waiver ahead of this weekend's winter weather forecasted ​for the Southeast. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain are expected in Tennessee and the Carolinas as a storm system affecting the central U.S. and Southern Plains treks east.

Delta's Meteorology team in the airline's Operations and Customer Center is keeping a close eye on the system, which may affect the Atlanta area Sunday night.

Airports listed in the waiver include Asheville, N.C., Charlotte, Greensboro, N.C., Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Raleigh-Durham, Roanoke, Va., and Tri-Cities, Tenn. The waiver allows customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Sunday and Monday to make a one-time change to their travel plans without a fee.

Delta is working diligently ahead of the storm to prepare for de-icing operations at affected airports in the region, including moving additional ground service and de-ice equipment to Raleigh-Durham to clear aircraft of any frozen precipitation as safely and quickly as possible.

Customers are strongly encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta App for the latest flight status. 

 

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