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Airlines, Cruises Monitor Hurricane Sandy

Updated 8:33 a.m., Oct. 31

Airlines and cruise lines have announced travel policies for upcoming trips potentially affected by Hurricane Sandy, which left a wide swath of the Northeast without power.

Nearly 20,000 flights have been canceled thus far, although Newark and JFK opened this morning with limited service. Allow extra time to arrive at the airport, many roads, tunnels and bridges in the New York area are still closed, In the New York area, La Guardia Airport remains closed. Boston, Philadelphia and Washington airports also re-opened.

Many airlines are waiving change fees for flights scheduled on affected dates. Click on the links below to find out each airline's policy:

For people departing the next few days for a cruise, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line have announced they are monitoring the storm and will keep their websites updated should any itineraries change. The itineraries of some Carnival and Norwegian cruises have already been updated. The New York port is currently closed.

If you are unsure whether your upcoming travel is affected, please contact your individual hotel, airline or cruise line for information.

For travelers stranded by canceled flights, Kimpton Hotels is offering 20% off stays (Oct. 29-31) at hotels in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Alexandria & Washington D.C. Use rate code SANDY or call 1-800-KIMPTON.

Additionally, many city services were shut down in cities along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and will be resuming soon. Click the links below for more information from city and state governments.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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