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TravelAirlines begin waiving change fees ahead of Winter Storm Gia

07:55  11 january  2019
07:55  11 january  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Airlines Still Offering Waivers to Travelers in Florida

  Airlines Still Offering Waivers to Travelers in Florida Change fees for flights to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport are being waived.One of the airports hit the hardest by the storm was Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Florida, which finally opened to passenger flight operations during daylight hours Saturday, according to MyPanhandle.com.

Airlines begin waiving change fees ahead of new winter storm . The nation’s four biggest airlines were all among the carriers that have issued flexible The waivers come as a strong winter storm is expected to sweep through the upper Midwest this weekend, with current forecasts calling for blizzard

PREVIOUS UPDATE: Several big airlines are waiving change fees as a quick-moving winter storm was forecast to dump snow along a 1,500-mile track from Colorado A handful of flights were canceled elsewhere in the country because of the storm , dubbed Winter Storm Gia by The Weather Channel.

Airlines begin waiving change fees ahead of Winter Storm Gia© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. This file photo from January 2018 shows cancellations on a flight departure board at Boston Logan during a previous winter storm. Airlines began waiving change fees ahead of a winter storm that’s forecast to spread snow from the Rockies east through the Midwest and – eventually – the Mid-Atlantic.

By Thursday evening, United was waiving change fees for Friday travelers ticketed to fly through Denver and nine other airports in Colorado, where a half-foot of snow was possible.

Southwest rolled out its own waiver, which covered travelers ticketed to fly through St. Louis and Kansas City in Missouri; Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The same storm system was forecast to bring several inches of snow there.

List: Airlines waive change fees for big winter storm in South

List: Airlines waive change fees for big winter storm in South American, Delta, Southwest and United were among the carriers waiving change fees for a big winter storm moving through the southern United States.

Several big airlines are waiving change fees as a quick-moving winter storm was forecast to dump snow along a 1,500-mile track from Colorado to the Mid-Atlantic. Delta issued its waiver late Friday morning, offering a fee -free change for customers tickets to fly through Kansas City or St. Louis on

More: Airlines begin waiving change fees ahead of Winter Storm Gia . Start the day smarter: Get USA TODAY's Daily Briefing in Along the southern edge of the storm , ice or a wintry mix is likely from southern Kansas to northern Arkansas, along with southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

Frontier's waiver covered Friday flights at Denver and Colorado Springs.

More waivers were likely to come as the storm forecasts solidified. Other major airports where measurable snow is possible through Sunday include Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan National, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

Travelers flying to the central Midwest, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic through Sunday should monitor conditions ahead of their flights.

For now, United’s waiver allows most Colorado customers flying on Friday to make one change to their itineraries without paying the standard change fee of $200 or more.

Southwest is unique among U.S. airlines in that it doesn't charge change fees. Instead, its waiver for St. Louis and Kansas City allowed most Friday and Saturday travelers to make one change to their itineraries without paying a recalculated fare, which is standard practice at all U.S. carriers. The waiver for Cincinnati and Indianapolis covered flights on Saturday and Sunday.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Airlines begin waiving change fees ahead of Winter Storm Gia

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