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Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose - Septemeber 10, 2017 - 12pm


For the most current status of Hurricanes Irma and Jose, visit the National Hurricane Center website

For passengers scheduled to travel: Cancellation and change policies vary by hotel and airline. If you are scheduled to travel to any of the affected islands in the next few days, please check the website of your airline carrier, see links below. Should your hotel determine they are unable to accept guests, we will contact you to reschedule or cancel your travel arrangements.

Please check with your airline at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure, and again before leaving for the airport. You can set up automatic flight alerts by visiting your airline’s website and entering your flight number.

AIRLINE INFORMATION

American Airlines - https://www.aa.com/

Alaska Air - http://www.alaskaair.com/

Cayman Air - https://www.caymanairways.com/

Delta Airlines - https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/advisories.html

Frontier Airlines - http://www.frontierairlines.com

Jet Blue - https://www.jetblue.com/JetblueAlerts/WeatherUpdate.aspx

Spirit - https://www.spirit.com/TravelAdvisory.aspx /

Sun Country- http://www.suncountry.com/

United Airlines - https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/news/Pages/travelnotices.aspx

Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center -- Click Here

Important re-booking information for future travel

Special notification for bookings traveling to Sint Maarten/ St. Martin, St. Thomas and St. John in September 2017: All hotels in Sint Maarten/St. Martin, St. Thomas and St. John are closed through September 30. If you are booked to travel to these islands in September, we will be contacting you to reschedule your travel arrangements, beginning with bookings scheduled to depart in the next few days. BNT Travel Group is in the process of contacting all of our supplier in these resorts to assess the condition of the destinations overall including the hotels and airports. Please continue to check back to this site for the latest information.

Passengers booked to Caribbean islands at hotels currently not accepting arrivals: Passengers can re-book the same exact vacation for a later travel date. Tour Operators and your hotel will waive change and cancellation fees. Airline change fees will follow carrier rules. Passengers who are unable to re-book may cancel for a Future Travel Credit. We will be contacting you to reschedule your travel arrangements, beginning with bookings scheduled to depart in the next few days.

Airport closings/ Destination Status

Antigua

  • ANU airport has re-opened

  • Businesses are operating including most excursions

  • Storm has passed and island fared well; no structural damage to hotels and limited flooding in destination; foliage and beach clean-up underway

Bahamas (Nassau/ Paradise Island and Freeport)

  • Grand Bahama Airport (FPO) is expected to open on Sunday 9/10

  • Nassau/Paradise Island Airport (NAS) opening at 5am local time Sunday 9/10

  • Nassau: Destination fared well overall and guests were able to stay in rooms during storm with no loss of power; returning to normal operations

  • FPO: Guests have been evacuated from the island

  • A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Grand Bahama Island

Dominican Republic: Punta Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata and Samana

  • The storm passed north of Punta Cana and La Romana on Thursday am, 9/7/17

  • Airports have resumed normal operations and business is operating as usual

Puerto Rico

  • The airport remains open

  • The core of Irma passed north of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, 9/6/17

  • The island fared well overall and power is beginning to return

St. Kitts

  • The eye of Irma has passed to the north of St. Kitts & Nevis

  • Initial reports indicate that the island escaped severe damage and guests are safe

Sint Maarten/ St. Martin

  • Some customers were flown to Punta Cana via Sunwing emergency flights Saturday am landing at 10:38 local time; the few remaining passengers will be flown to Punta Cana on Sunwing emergency flights Sunday morning, 9/10

  • The island has been without electricity since 6:00 am Wednesday, 9/6/17

  • The island suffered extensive damage overall

  • Many hotels are heavily damaged

  • The Sint Maarten Airport (SXM) closed at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, 9/5/17

  • Sint Maarten/ St. Martin is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning for Jose

  • Communications with the island is very limited

St. Thomas/ St. John/ St. Croix

  • The core of Irma passed through the islands on Wednesday, 9/6/17

  • The St. Thomas (STT) and St. John (STJ) Airports closed at 6:00pm on Tuesday, 9/5/17, and will remain closed through the weekend

  • St. Thomas and St. John sustained extensive damage; these islands are receiving relief food and supplies through St. Croix military assistance; generators are supplying electricity

  • Curfew remains in full effect on STT and STJ

  • Reports indicate that the northeast portion of St. Thomas near Sugar Bay was hardest hit and fire/police stations sustained severe damage

  • There will be no inter-island ferry operations until further notice

  • There are limited communications with the islands at this time

  • St. Croix fared better than rest of USVI and was receiving commercial flights as of Friday 9/8/17

Turks & Caicos

  • PLS airport flooded and expected to re-open on Monday, 9/11

  • Early reports indicated that the islands fared better than expected and conditions continue to improve

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