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Airlines Waive Change Fees

Last week, we reported that JetBlue is waiving all change and cancellation fees for new flight bookings. With the Coronavirus Disease continuing to spread, there are already more than 110 confirmed cases in the US and over 50 in the UK. Responding to this situation, all major airlines in the US, and the largest carrier in the UK, have followed JetBlue in waiving change fees.

American Airlines

American Airlines announced they will waive change fees for up to 14 days prior to travel, for customers who purchase travel between 1st March and 16th March. The waiver is available for any of American’s published fares.

This waiver applies to all American Airlines flights. Note that award tickets are not included.

Bookings made through travel agencies are also not included. For flight departures in more than 2 days, a free-refund still applies.

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American Airlines

United Airlines

For United tickets issued 3rd March through 31st March 2020, customers will be permitted to change, free of charge, to a flight of equal or lesser value up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date.

If the new flight is priced higher, the customer may change for no fee but must pay the fare difference. If the customer decides to cancel their flight, they can retain the value of the ticket to be applied to a new ticket, without fee, for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date.

This applies to: all tickets, all fare types, all destinations, all points-of-sale and all travel dates available for sale, provided the ticket number starts with 016.

No minimum stay. No blackout dates.

Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Seats are capacity-controlled and may not be available on all flights or days. Fares are nonrefundable, except during the first 24 hours after purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

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United Airlines


Delta is waiving change fees for all flights, booked with departures between 1st March and 31st March to any international destination; as well as international flights previously booked that are scheduled to fly in March.

These waivers apply to all travel outside the U.S. as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Alaska Airlines

Alaska is offering flexible travel options for new ticket purchases between 27th February and 12th March 2020, for passengers who later decide not to travel because of concerns related to the coronavirus.

This applies to travel through 1st June 2020.

Tickets must be changed or cancelled prior to the departure of your original flight. Fare differences may apply.

This applies to all fares, including Saver Fares, which generally do not allow for any changes or cancellations.

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Alaska Airlines

British Airways

British Airways is removing the change fee on all new bookings made from 3rd March to 16th March 2020.

This applies to all flights operated by British Airways.

Change your booking to any date within the next 12 months.

Any fare difference still applies.

Available on flights, flight + hotel and flight + car packages. Exceptions apply to non-changeable hotel products.

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British Airways