With Hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and about to hit the U.S. mainland, airlines that have been busy carrying travelers away from the area now have hundreds of flight cancellations from storm-threatened airports.
Those cancelled flights are likely to cause service disruptions in other areas, especially for travelers whose tickets included routing through such hubs as Miami. Fortunately, airlines are taking a very lenient view on waiving change fees and re-routing passengers where possible.
The most affected flights involve Miami and Fort Lauderdale, with over 500 at Miami and nearly 300 at FLL. Most-affected airlines are American with 477 as of 9 pm yesterday and Southwest with 145.
Numbers of cruises have either altered their routes or been cancelled. One ship, Carnival Pride, originally swapped its Bahamas route from Baltimore for one that took in New York and Newfoundland instead; after reaching New York, it returned to Baltimore to avoid possibly heavy weather moving north ahead of the storm.