Hurricane Lane and Hawaii: What to know
What to know about Hurricane Lane, such as the vessels to Hawaii
As the Hurricane Lane against the direction of the Islands of hawaii, some major airlines have cancelled trips and waived change fees before the destruction of the Category 2 storm is expected to bring.
Hurricane Lane has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it continues its slow march north in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands: https://t.co/nx3vL0kvhV #hiwx #hiwx pic.twitter.com/vRW7O9ZAG9
— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) – August 24, 2018
Hawaiian Airlines has extended the waiver of rebooking fees for passengers flying with the airline and its codeshare partners between Aug. 21 Aug. 28. The airline tweeted that staff members are “working hard to respond to the guests calling our reservations line” to the best of their abilities.
Hurricane #Lane Update: pic.twitter.com/ZMUF34osxl
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) 22 August 2018
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Hurricane Lane updates:
– We have cancelled all United flights in and out of OGG (Maui) on Friday.
– We have reduced rates for flights departing Hawaii.
– We have planned 2 extra HNL-SFO flights for today.
– Travel waiver to re-book without cost: https://t.co/IF60HgPIKr pic.twitter.com/kzb7DHsW9p
— United Airlines (@united), 23 August 2018
United Airlines has cancelled all flights from Kahului Airport. The carrier also has lower rates for flights departing on the island and waived change fees for passengers who were planning to travel between Aug. 21 Aug. 26. Extra flights from Honolulu to San Francisco are also planned.
Delta Air Lines has waived rebooking fees for customers who plan their flight, even if their flights to or from Hawaii were not cancelled. Customers have until the end of August. 27 to cancel their trip for a refund or rebook the flight.
Passengers who fly with Alaska Airlines have until Aug. 30 rebook flights originally scheduled for August. 22 to and including August. 25, traveling to or from Kaauai, Kona, Maui and Oahu airports.
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The central Pacific gets less hurricanes than the other regions, with only four or five named storms per year. Hawaii is rarely hit. The last major storm to hit was Iniki in 1992. Others have come close over the past few years.
Fox News’ Elizabeth Zwirz and the Associated Press contributed to this report
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