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Orbitz.com offers discount to travelers weathering winter storm Juno

Orbitz.com issued the following information in a news release Monday:

With thousands of flights canceled throughout the Northeast and travelers stranded in advance of Winter Storm Juno, Orbitz.com is offering a discount of 15 percent off hotel rooms in affected regions, with promo code JUNO15 between Jan. 26, 2015, and Feb. 8, 2015.

The storm, which is being described as "historic" by The National Weather Service has already led to more than 2,000 flight cancellations. The New York metro area has the highest percentage of cancellations, with between 35 percent and 55 percent of flights expected to be canceled. The DC metro area has fewer than 10 percent of flights canceled for IAD and BWI, while DCA has canceled approximately 20 percent of flights.

Philadelphia (PHL) is experiencing delays of three hours for flights, while other airports aren't seeing many flight delays due to the high number of cancellations.

Orbitz.com predicts more cancellations tonight and tomorrow, as the storm moves into the Northeast.

Orbitz.com also offers tips on its blog to help travelers navigate flight cancellations. Most major airlines will waive their change and cancellation fees for travelers affected by the weather. However, there is a rebooking window for flight changes without incurring a fee. For Orbitz.com travelers, the company will waive any Orbitz cancellation fees and help you rebook your flight, hotel, car or activity.

Interview Opportunities:

Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for Orbitz.com to discuss flight cancellations and impact on travelers

Chris Hills, Orbitz Air Traffic Analyst and former FAA-rated Army Air Traffic Controller, who can address specific travel delays and flight routes affected by storms, as well as where to find up-to-the-minute information on cancellation policies for travelers.

Data and Additional Information: Please contact Marita Hudson Thomas of Orbitz.com at 773-590-1013 or marita.thomas@orbitz.com. Media can also contact Allison+Partners at orbitz@allisonpr.com to request an interview or additional information.

Promotion Terms & Conditions:

Book a qualifying hotel between January 26, 2015, 12:01 a.m. CST and February 8, 2015, 11:59 a.m. CST, for one or more nights for travel between January 26, 2015, and February 8, 2015, via Orbitz and instantly receive 15% off through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Valid for: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

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