Don’t let a hurricane ruin your vacation: 5 tips

Amy Bradley-HoleWe decided to have a Labor Day party weekend at my parents’ house in Louisiana a couple of weeks ago. My husband and the kids and I drove down from Little Rock, and my brother flew in from Los Angeles to bring the new girlfriend home for the first time. But it’s that other visitor, Hurricane Gustav, who has us feeling uncomfortable.

Airline hurricane policies, nonrefundable tickets and Gustav

Friends of mine who live in New Orleans were on the road heading to higher ground this morning. The New Orleans airport is closing at 6 pm this evening (Sunday). Some airlines have been adding larger aircraft to flights, getting thousands of additional customers out of harms way. But what are the policies about nonrefundable tickets on most of America’s largest airlines in the wake of this hurricane.

Cruising with Hanna: what to do before setting sail

Tropical Storm Hanna and I are scheduled to arrive in the Bahamas at about the same time. She’s tracking west-northwest at about 10 knots, according to the National Hurricane Center, and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane in the next few days. I’m scheduled to leave Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign of The Seas tomorrow for a four-night Bahamas Cruise.

Flying with Gustav: 5 things you need to know now

Think Hurricane Gustav won’t affect your travel plans? Think again. If you are planning to fly early next week, it probably won’t be business as usual. Here are five things you need to know now.

New Orleans airport closed to those without tickets

Currently, only ticketed Passengers will be allowed to enter the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Any Passengers coming to the airport for a flight should have proof of a reservation. This can be a paper ticket, boarding pass, or printed itinerary. Also, please expect to encounter checkpoints as you approach the airport terminal.