Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) announced that based on the latest forecast information, Hurricane Isabel is expected to affect flight operations in the Northeastern United States through Friday, Sept. 19. The extent of the disruption will depend on the strength and movement of the storm as it moves inland. Cities where flight arrivals and departures may be affected include: Baltimore, Charlotte, Freeport, Greensboro, Myrtle Beach, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Washington D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National) and airports in the New York area including Islip, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International.
Before commencing travel, customers ticketed to travel to or through any of the affected cities should check continental.com regarding the status of their flight. Customers may reschedule flights to or through affected cities without change fees on or before Sept. 24. Travel must be completed by Oct. 12, 2003.
Continental`s expected schedule for Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 is available at continental.com and reservation systems. Flight status is being updated regularly as new information on Hurricane Isabel becomes available.
Where possible, Continental will be contacting affected travelers in advance to inform them of their rebooking. Customers wishing to reschedule their trips should contact Continental reservations at 1-800-525-0280.