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Southwest issues travel vouchers for passengers affected by Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence charges toward the East Coast, Southwest will allow travelers flying into or out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport and other airports this week to switch their flights at no cost.

The airline is issuing travel vouchers that will allow passengers traveling to, from or through nine East Coast airports to alter flights that could be affected by the Category 4 storm.

Customers traveling to, from or through BWI, Charleston International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Norfolk International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Richmond International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from Sept. 10 to 17 are eligible to change their flights at no cost.

The adjusted flights must be between the same cities and can be rebooked within two weeks of the original travel dates.

Southwest said in a travel advisory it’s likely Hurricane Florence will cause flights to be delayed, diverted and/or canceled at the affected airports.

As of Tuesday, Southwest was the only airline issuing travel vouchers for passengers flying through Baltimore.

Other airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlu, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, were working to accommodate customers traveling to and from more southern destinations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

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