HONOLULU (AP) — Superstorm Sandy may be far away, but it is still having an impact on Hawaii.
Hawaii News Now reports that more than 1,300 travelers bound for the East Coast remain stranded in Hawaii. The island's two largest airlines have canceled three direct flights to Washington, D.C. and the New York area since Sunday.
The East Coast is a growing but lucrative market for Hawaii and local tourism officials and airlines are working quickly to accommodate stranded visitors. Tourism officials say late October is typically a slow season for hotel bookings, so stranded travels should have little problem finding a place to stay.
Local hotels are offering discounted rates for travelers whose flights have been canceled. Airlines are also waiving fees to rebook their reservations.