CHICAGO, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be disrupted by winter weather impacting the Midwest and East Coast regions. Weather conditions will lead to the delay or cancellation of certain flights into and out of several Midwest and East Coast airports, including United's hubs at Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington Dulles. For a complete list of affected airports, see www.united.com/travelwaivers.
Checking Flight Status and Changing Travel Plans
Customers ticketed on flights to, from or through airports in the path of the storm may reschedule their itineraries with a one-time date or time change, and the airline will waive the change fees. Find complete details, eligible travel dates and updates at www.united.com/travelwaivers.
Customers may check flight status, change travel plans quickly and create new travel plans conveniently via united.com or the United mobile app. United encourages customers to check their flight status online before leaving for the airport.
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