CHICAGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be disrupted by winter storms impacting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Weather conditions will lead to the delay or cancellation of certain flights into and out of several airports, including United's hubs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. For a complete list of affected airports, see the "Important notices" page of united.com.
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 in advance of the storm 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 united.com. Customers may also check flight status, change travel plans quickly and create new travel plans conveniently via united.com.
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