British Airways is allowing customers to rebook flights to Washington Dulles and Baltimore as Hurricane Florence approaches the US east coast.

The hurricane is expected to make landfall in the North and South Carolina areas on Thursday (13 September) with one million residents set to leave their homes before the storm arrives.

BA has not yet cancelled any of its flights to Washington Dulles and Baltimore this week but is allowing passengers to rebook to a later date free of charge for journeys up to Sunday (16 September).

Virgin Atlantic is meanwhile giving customers the option to rebook if they have connections with airline partner Delta to 13 airports that could be affected by the hurricane, including Charlotte, Jacksonville and Washington Dulles.

This applies to flights operating between 13-16 September, with travel having to be completed by next Thursday, September 20.

BA is also offering passengers the opportunity to rebook flights to the Caribbean destinations to Antigua, Punta Cana, Providenciales, St Kitts, St Lucia or Port of Spain between 12 September and 14 September due to Hurricane Isaac.

Similarly Virgin is allowing passengers due to travel to Antigua on 13 and 14 September the chance to rebook to new flights without penalty.

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