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Delta cancels more flights, offers passengers free itinerary change

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The airline slogan "Delta gets you there" may be at risk with the Atlanta-based company's cancellation of 500 flights on Monday night, but 11 Alive News reports on Feb. 11 that they are making up for it by allowing certain passengers the ability to make one free itinerary change.

Severe winter weather is threatening the South for the second time in as many weeks, and Delta took precautions by cancelling flights in advance of the expected Tuesday morning snow and ice accumulation. But they have also offered flexible arrangements for passengers who may be stranded as a result of Winter Storm Pax, or who wish to cancel their travel plans as a result.

If you plan to travel by air from, to, or through Atlanta (or one of the following cities) between February 11-13, then Delta is offering you the opportunity to change your fight itinerary with them one time at no charge. The other cities included in this offer include Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Huntsville, Norfolk or Raleigh.

Tickets must be reissued for flights to take place no later than February 17, but can occur earlier. To have your Delta ticket to one of these destinations changed at no charge for flights scheduled Feb. 11-13 visit the Delta.com website, which currently states the following message:

If your flight is cancelled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not cancelled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed."

For those unable to reschedule travel by Feb. 17, Delta will waive the fee to change your itinerary, but fare cost may be higher during that period, so they urge travelers to try and reschedule by that date.

The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency due to Winter Storm Pax, which now threatens to not only blanket the state with snow, ice and rain, but to also interrupt power services. And schools across the northern portion of the state have closed in advance of the wintry mix, which began falling in North Georgia's Whitfield County as early as 4:30 a.m.

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