Winter won’t go away just yet. Winter storm Xylia wreaked havoc with roads and air traffic in the midwest over the weekend. More than two feet of snow fell at Denver International Airport as of 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.
More than 2000 flights in and out of DEN were canceled over the weekend, with hundreds more already canceled for Monday.
Here are some of the images DEN shared on Twitter on Sunday
If you do have a flight scheduled through DEN or other airports in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, here are links to the storm-related travel alerts and flight change rules posted by airlines.
The coronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc worldwide with health,
business and travel.
The health part is head-spinning, as more people are being diagnosed
with the virus and the reported death toll is rising.
If you’re not sick and need to travel somewhere for work, to
be with family or for a long-planned vacation, you may out of luck.
Airlines worldwide are announcing what they say are temporary reductions in flight schedules.
And for those who decide they don’t want to fly, airlines are offering refunds and offering to waive the fees on changes and cancelations.
With conditions. Of course.
Here are links to the some of the current policies of major
We gathered this information on March 10 and the applicable
dates and offers are likely to shift over the next days and weeks.
Be sure to read the details on the airline website closely and check back if your flight situation isn’t yet covered.
Alaska Airlines – The Seattle-based airline is offering no change or cancellation fees on travel through March 31, 2010, regardless of the date the ticket was purchased. And no change or cancellation fees on new tickets purchased between February 27, 2020 and March 31, 2020.
Airlines – The airline is offering to waive change fees for tickets purchased
before March 1 for travel through April 30.
Air Lines – Delta is waiving change fees for travelers with tickets to both
international and domestic destinations through April 30 if the ticket was
issued on or before March 9, as well as for tickets purchased from March 1-
– No change/cancel fees will be charged for changes to tickets issued before
March 10, 2020 for travel between March 10 and April 30, 2020 or for tickets purchased
March 10 through March 31, 2020. Contact Frontier at 801-401-9000.
JetBlue is waiving change and cancel fees for customers traveling March 10,
2020 through April 30, 2020. Change and cancel fees are also suspended for new
flight bookings made through March 31, 2020 for travel through September 8,
Airlines – The airline does not charge change or cancelation fees. If you
cancel at least 10 minutes before your scheduled departure, you can apply the
full amount of your ticket to future
Airlines – The airline is allowing travelers to make a free one-time change
to their ticket (fare difference will apply) and if offering refund credit to
be used for a booking made within six months.
– The airline is waiving change fees for all domestic or international tickets
purchased on or before March 2 for travel dates through April 30. New tickets
purchased through March 31, 2020 can be changed for free during the next 12
Severe winter storms are already wreaking havoc with Thanksgiving travel plans across the country.
Denver International and many other airports are taking out their snowplows and de-icing gear and advising travelers to be sure to check the status of their flights before leaving home.
Many airlines are offering fee-free flight changes, waivers on fare differences for rebooked flights and refunds left and right.
In some cases, they are encouraging passengers to switch to flights leaving a day or two early.
At 9 p.m. on the west coast, these are some of the airlines issuing travel alerts. No doubt there will be updates and more alerts by morning and over the next few days. So, if you’re scheduled to fly anytime over this holiday, be sure to check your airline’s website and sign up for alerts about your flight.
American Airlines has a travel alert for passengers scheduled to fly November 27 to/through or from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Frontier Airlines has canceled many flights through Denver and Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, November 26. Advisories for rebooking and refunds are on their site.
JetBlue has posted travel alerts for flights in and out of Denver International Airport on Tuesday, November 26.
Southwest Airlines is warning customers that flight schedules may be “disrupted,” as in delayed, diverted, and/or canceled on Tuesday, November 26 in Denver and on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 26 and 27 through Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Airlines’ winter weather alert also applies to flights in and out of Denver
on Tuesday 26.
Bottom line: even if the weather looks great where you are – or where you’re headed to, bad weather in other parts of the country can still disrupt your travels. Check flights, check again and, as always, pack lots of patience when you go to the airport this time of year.