(CNN) — It’s going to be a very tough week for travel as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast of the United States.
The powerful storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday, and nearly 1.5 million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Airlines have already extended waivers and advisories for travelers with itineraries involving airports in the predicted path of the storm.
“[We] anticipate that starting late tomorrow morning, once airlines have a clearer picture of what airports will be impacted,” Orsi said via email.
Availability is expected to shift as guests with bookings unrelated to the approaching storm cancel their plans, making room for evacuees fleeing coastal areas.
Pet policies vary from property to property, although at least one South Carolina hotel operator told the Greenville News that pet restrictions could loosen depending on circumstances.
Amtrak will waive charges for reservation changes for the affected period and routes. Call the reservations center at 800-USA-RAIL.