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Stranded at an airport because of Hurricane Florence? Be prepared to pay for your own food and lodging

Stranded at an airport because of Hurricane Florence? Be prepared to pay for your own food and lodging

The airport you are traveling to or from has closed or the flight you were expecting to board has been canceled because of Hurricane Florence, punishing South and North Carolina. What to do?

Don’t expect the airline you’re flying on to cover the cost of your food and lodging. Airlines may help you refund or rebook your flight without incurring change fees (depending on when you bought your ticket) and may even waive the cost of checking your bags and bringing your pets onboard. But when it comes to survival basics, you’re pretty much on your own to find and pay for hotel rooms and meals.

Among airports closed because of the storm are Charleston, S.C., Wilmington, N.C.,...

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