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Hurricane Frances Continues to Disrupt Travel

September 7, 2004

Hurricane Frances Continues to Disrupt Travel
September 7, 2004 – Hurricane Frances hit Florida hard over the long holiday weekend. Orlando Airport and airports in 10 other cities were still closed on Monday; however most major airports in the state reported at least sporadic services by Monday afternoon. According to USA Today on Tuesday, though most flights are expected to operate, a large backlog of other stranded passengers would likely affect most customers hoping to travel on Tuesday.

Travelers reportedly will have the option to reschedule their flights. While restrictions vary by airline, every major U.S. carrier with services to Florida has enacted a flexible rebooking policy. Customers flying to the affect cities may change itineraries without charge.

The state has set up an emergency hotline (800-342-3557) for those seeking hurricane-related information. Road closings also will be posted on the Florida Highway Patrol’s Web site.

Visit Florida has also up a hotline, 800-287-8598, for those seeking hotel rooms and the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing a list of hotels with available rooms at

More mass evacuations are now taking place in northwest Florida as some fear Frances could intensify again. Hurricane Ivan is already creating winds of up to 120 miles per hour. Ivan is currently a few hundred miles from Barbados and heading towards the Windward Islands, the BBC reports.

Visit for an alphabetical airline-by-airline list of Hurricane Frances rebooking.

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