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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

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Delta Air Lines ’ Northeast Winter Weather advisory reminds passengers that if their flights are canceled or significantly delayed, they are entitled to JetBlue is waiving change and cancel fees and difference in airfare for passengers scheduled to travel Jan. 22 and 23 to or from BWI, Richmond, Va.

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.

Technically, Southwest never charges change fees on any of its ticket, but the waiver for Florence also allows eligible customers to make a change More holiday travel troubles: Airlines waive fees ahead of winter storm . Customs dog sniffs out millipede hidden inside traveler's suitcase at Atlanta airport.

Most big airlines were waiving changes fees for Thursday travelers at numerous airports. The details varied by carrier, but – generally – they allowed travelers at certain airports to make one change to their itineraries without paying recalculated fares or change fees that typically cost 0 or more.

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

Airlines waive fees as blizzard threatens Denver, Great Plains.
Airlines waived change fees ahead of a winter storm expected to bring blizzard conditions to Denver and other parts of the Rockies and the Plains.

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