US Airways is waiving fee to change flights after winter storm delays

Winter storm disrupting travel plans for East Coast fliers

Published On: Dec 26 2012 10:46:32 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 26 2012 11:07:38 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY -

US Airways is waiving the change fee for customers who must alter their flights due to severe Christmas weather.

The airline is canceling the $150 charge for changing flights to and from 25 cities where there are flight delays and cancellations.

The offer is available to travelers scheduled to fly Wednesday and Thursday. They must keep the same flight origin and destination.

Their rescheduled flights must be by New Year's Day.

The affected airports are in Canada, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for the Carolinas while a line of blizzard and winter storm warnings stretched from Arkansas up the Ohio River to New York and on to Maine.

Read: High winds, tornadoes doing damage along the Gulf Coast.

Delays racked up from Dallas to New York.

By 9 a.m. Wednesday, more than 400 flights nationwide had been scrapped with more cancelations likely throughout the day.

Read: SE Michigan bracing for major winter storm Wednesday.

Passengers are pretty much at the mercy of Mother Nature and the airlines.

But there are a few things they can do to improve their odds of getting home quickly.

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