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Airlines waive fees for passengers rescheduling flights to get around blizzard

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jan 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-25 18:56:08-05

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Northeast is bracing for a storm that could throw off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the nation.

A potentially “historic and destructive” nor’easter is expected to plow north through New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts — including New York City and Boston — starting Monday and could cripple travel in the region.

Authorities have issued winter storm and blizzard warnings. Forecasts are calling for between 1 and 2 feet of snow.

A storm of that size would likely shut down arrivals and departures from important airports, causing a ripple effect.

If you’re traveling this week, here’s what you need to know:

American Airlines and U.S. Airways: The airlines will let customers flying to or from two dozen Northeast airports rebook reservations made for Monday and Tuesday without a fee. The cities include Albany, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. More from American. More from U.S. Airways.

Delta Air Lines: Customers headed to or from airports along the east coast on Monday or Tuesday may rebook flights with no extra fee. More from Delta.

JetBlue: Customers may rebook travel into or out of certain cities in the Northeast for Monday and Tuesday. More from Jet Blue.

Southwest Airlines: Customers arriving to or departing from the Washington, D.C. area on Monday may rebook without a fee. Customers in the Northeast may make similar adjustments to their travel plans on for both Monday and Tuesday. More from Southwest.

Virgin America: Travelers headed into or out of Boston, New York, Newark or Washington airports on Tuesday may change their reservation without fees. More from Virgin America.