Even though it has been recently reduced to the category of tropical depression, the severe weather conditions over the Atlantic Ocean will hinder the operation of flights from and to the American continent.
Some U.S. airlines have waived their change fees due to the problems caused by the tropical storm. Winds reached speeds of 113 km/h and obstructed the regular operations of main airports in the U.S. and Mexico.
The next tropical storm is already waiting in line. Hurricane Florence is set to disrupt flights even further. The end of the Summer is developing into a time very prone to hurricanes and storms over the Atlantic Ocean.
Bad weather as an extraordinary circumstance.
If you were departing from the European Union and your flight has been delayed or cancelled due to the tropical storm, unfortunately you are not entitled to compensation. Severe weather conditions, like the ones caused by Tropical Storm Gordon are considered an extraordinary circumstance and therefore exonerate airlines from paying compensation to their passengers.
However, if your flight has been delayed or cancelled, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with your carrier and ask for possible travelling alternatives and/or care.