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East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy and winter storm

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CHICAGO, Illinois – Hurricane Sandy is making its way from the Caribbean to the US East Coast and is expected to merge with a winter storm.

CHICAGO, Illinois – Hurricane Sandy is making its way from the Caribbean to the US East Coast and is expected to merge with a winter storm. Forecasters are calling this severe weather system Frankenstorm.

Airlines are scaling back and canceling flights beginning Sunday evening, October 28 and hope to resume those services on Tuesday, depending on weather conditions. The following airlines have provided updates.

United Airlines
The airline is limiting or suspending service at several airports in the region, including at its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Customers ticketed on flights to, from or through impacted cities from October 28 through October 31 may reschedule their itineraries for travel through November 4 with a one-time date or time change, and the airline will waive the change fees.

For flights that are canceled or delayed more than two hours, customers may request refunds to the original form of payment. Complete details, eligible travel dates and updates are available at www.united.com .

Customers may change travel plans quickly and conveniently via united.com and may also book a new reservation, change an existing reservation, or check flight status by calling United Reservations at 800-UNITED-1.

United is canceling selected flights on Sunday, and limiting or suspending operations Monday and early Tuesday, to and from the following airports:

New York/Newark (Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia); Washington, DC (Dulles International Airport and Reagan Washington National); Albany, NY; Allentown, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, VT; Charleston, SC; Charleston, WV; Erie, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Hartford, CT; Manchester, NH; Norfolk, VA; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; White Plains, NY; and Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA.