• A Sandy update from CWT

    CWT Savvy Traveler
    Sandy was recategorized to a Superstorm as it made landfall, and its effects have been widely reported. If you are or have been stranded, we hope you are safe.

    As with many companies with operations on the East Coast of the U.S., CWT’s operations have been affected as well, but we will be back to normal operations today (Oct. 31). However, we know travelers will continue to need assistance, as airlines work back to their normal capacity and operations over the upcoming days. The New York City area airports remain closed (in the case of LaGuardia) or with limited service (in the case of JFK and Newark Liberty).

    Although the storm has moved inland, please remember there are still threats for additional power outages and impacts. Please stay tuned to traditional media outlets for the latest on weather developments and airport closures and re-openings. Amtrak is re-opening lines from Newark, N.J., to points south, including Lynchburg, Richmond and Newport News in Virginia. There remains no Northeast Regional service between Newark and Boston, but Amtrak will run a modified schedule north from Boston to Portland, Maine.

    We continue to recommend you monitor your air carrier’s website for the most current information about the status of their flights. For North American airlines specifically, CWT has continued to update and post an airline rebooking matrix containing the individual airline policies related to Hurricane Sandy. Also, you can get the latest recommendations for travel in North America from CWT’s Hot News page.

    Meanwhile, if you are in an impacted area, we recommend you follow the advice of local authorities. If you were scheduled to travel into an area that has been affected, contact the hotel booked in advance to understand their cancellation policy.

    Also, Google’s map, which we mentioned in Friday’s blog posting, continues to be updated with useful information in the storm’s aftermath, including road closures.

    As a reminder, we recently published a hurricane-related blog post pointing to additional resources for travelers. Check it out for some helpful reminders.

     

    Safe Travels!

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