Delta’s operational teams are continuing to keep an eye on the winter weather system as it moves east into the Mid-Atlantic region bringing a mix of rain, snow and ice pellets to the area Sunday prompting the airline to issue an additional travel waiver.
The waiver has been issued for the affected cities including Charlottesville, Va. (CHO), Richmond, Va. (RIC), Roanoke, Va. (ROA), Washington D.C. - Dulles (IAD), Washington D.C. - Reagan (DCA), Baltimore (BWI), and Philadelphia (PHL) to allow customers the ability to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee.
The airline issued a travel waiver Friday for St. Louis (STL) and Kansas City, Mo. (MCI) airports due to the forecasted winter storm. This waiver remains in place for the Central Plains region through Saturday.
As always, customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for the most up-to-date flight status information.
Update Friday, 4 p.m. ET
Delta has proactively issued a weather waiver for St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., airports ahead of the winter storm forecasted to bring snow to the area.
Delta's operational teams are keeping a watchful eye on a winter weather system stretching across the Central Plains throughout Friday afternoon into Saturday that is expected to bring 3-5 inches of snow to the region, with St. Louis expecting up to 10-12 inches of accumulation. Customers can expect de-icing operations at airports throughout the affected cities as a result.
In anticipation of the heavy snowfall and to position the airline to quickly reset the operation once the storm passes, Delta will ferry aircraft away from St. Louis (STL) and Kansas City, Mo. (MCI) airports, strategically positioning them outside of the storm's range, preventing the aircraft from becoming covered with large amounts of snow and ice.
The weather waiver allows customers traveling to, from or through the affected cities on Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12, to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee.
Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App for the latest flight status.