Flying Through a Hurricane
August 23, 2011 8:48 AM Subscribe
We're supposed to fly from JFK to MCO on Sunday evening. Except now there is a hurricane. What's our best course of action?
posted by Andrhia to travel & transportation (14 answers total)
We have a surprise trip to Disney World lined up for our kiddies, and we're supposed to leave from New York JFK on Sunday night at around 7pm. As best I can figure, Hurricane Irene will be hitting the New York area at about that time. Eep!
What can we expect in the way or airline shutdowns or cancellations around Irene? Anecdotes very welcome.
And what can we do to maximize our chances of making it to Florida at about the right time, and preferably without spending a ton more money? Standby flights? Try to change our tickets to go down early? Eat the cost of the flights and drive?
Or -- are we worrying over nothing, and it will probably just be a little rainy by then?