Storm approaching New Jersey expected to impact Christmas holiday travel

A storm approaching New Jersey is expected to impact Christmas travel plans – especially for those planning on flying at the end of the week.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 12:24 AM

Updated 578 days ago

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A storm approaching New Jersey is expected to impact Christmas travel plans – especially for those planning on flying at the end of the week.
The storm is expected to be at its worst on Friday – right when many New Jersey residents are preparing to fly for the Christmas holiday.
Those who are able may wish to consider changing their travel plans. Those who may have flexible work and school schedules may even consider leaving early. Some airlines are offering weather-related waivers on change fees. Information about such offers can typically be found on an airline’s website or app.
But one travel agent tells News 12 New Jersey that if an airline isn’t waiving fees, travelers may want to hold off a little longer before changing their itinerary.
“If you cancel on your own, you always run into more problems and it’s harder to get back into the swing, rather than the airline canceling and they are accommodating and they will help you out with your cancellations,” says Derin Lisi, of Rope Drop Travel.
She says that travelers who booked through a travel agent should call immediately to find out what can be done. It may be too late for flights this week, but travelers should consider travel insurance in the future.
For those who are going to keep their flights this week, it is advised to get to the airport early and to download their airline’s apps to stay current on flight status.


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