Hurricane Florence forcing many to change air travel plans

Flights are canceled, and airlines are waiving fees.

Tim Jimenez
September 13, 2018 - 9:23 am
Philadelphia International Airport

Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KYW Newsradio) —  As Hurricane Florence moves ever closer to the Atlantic Coast, many people are having to change their travel plans. Some of them flew out of harm’s way.

Several flights from Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina, that were supposed to get into Philadelphia on Thursday morning were canceled. It is down to the wire for people trying to get away from Hurricane Florence’s path. 

David Goodrich and his wife were able to get away safely. They left their hotel on the beach in North Carolina, drove hours to the airport in Raleigh, and landed in Philadelphia on Wednesday. 

“People were panicking," Goodrich told CBS 3. "A lot of tractor trailers coming in with plywood. All the gas stations were out of gasoline. All the grocery stores were out of food.”

And during this emergency situation, many airlines are waiving fees for those who were booked to travel to the Carolinas or Virginia.