Airline travel waivers

Airlines continue coronavirus response

Alaska Airlines has added a “Peace of Mind’ cancellation and fee waiver policy to help travelers worried about what might happen next with the coronavirus.

The peace of mind waiver doesn’t apply to flights you may have booked months ago, only for new bookings.

But if you book a flight prior to March 12 and then decide by that date to change or cancel your trip, this might help. If you decide to cancel, Alaska is offering full travel credit for a flight up to one year from the issuance of your credit. Although fare differences when you rebook will appy.

JetBlue announced a similar program earlier in the week:

“Due to evolving coronavirus concerns, we are suspending change and cancel fees for all new flight bookings made between February 27, 2020 and March 11, 2020 for travel through June 1, 2020,” JetBlue says.

The airline notes that there are no current travel restrictions to the locations they fly. But it seems travelers have jitters and airline bookings are down everywhere. So JetBlue, Alaska and likely others shortly – will be taking action to reassure travelers and encourage them to continue getting on planes.

How are coronavirus concerns affecting your travel plans?

Airline travel Alerts for Hurricane Irma


Move over, Harvey.

Hurricane Irma has just hit Category 5 status and is headed for the Caribbean and, most likely, Florida.

Here are links to posted travel alerts from airlines and their current policies on canceling flights and waiving change fees. Stay safe out there. And if you do have travel planned to the region, keep checking the airline webistes as the travel waivers are likely to expand and be extended as the storm moves along.

American Airlines Travel alert currently covers travel to/from or through 8 airports, including, San Juan, for travel scheduled September 5-8.

Delta Air Lines – Travel alert currently covers travel to/from or through San Juan, PR (SJU), St. Croix, VI (STX), St. Maarten, SX (SXM) and St. Thomas, VI (STT) for travel scheduled September 5-6.

Frontier Airlines has a travel for   San Juan, PR and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) for travel scheduled through September 8

JetBlue Travel alert for affecting 8 airports, including San Juan, PR is in effect for travel scheduled through September 6.

Spirit Airlines Travel alert currently affecting 6 airport for travel booked through September 8.

Southwest Airlines has issued a travel advisory for flights booked through Sept 8 to/from San Juan, PR and Punta Canta (PUJ)

United Airlines has a travel alert posted for travel through Sept 7 to San Juan, PR and Aguadilla, PR (BQN).


Airline advisories/waivers for Winter Storm Juno

Updated Sunday, January 25 at 1:30 pm Eastern time.

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Here’s an updated (as of Sunday, January 25) list of links to the travel advisories and travel waiver policies airlines posted for the Winter Storm Juno – and other bad weather affecting flights on the east coast this weekend and into next week.

As always, if you have a flight scheduled be sure to check – and re-check – with your airline before heading out in bad weather.

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines has posted a travel alert for those scheduled to travel on January 26 and 27 to, from or through these cities: Albany, NY (ALB), Allentown / Bethlehem, PA (ABE), Baltimore, MD (BWI), Bangor, ME (BGR), Boston, MA (BOS), Burlington, VT (BTV), Harrisburg, PA (MDT), Hartford, CT (BDL), Islip/Long Island/Macarthur, NY (ISP), Manchester, NH (MHT), New Haven, CT (HVN), NY/NJ: (JFK, LGA, EWR), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Portland, ME (PWM), Providence, RI (PVD), Scranton / Wilkes Barre, PA (AVP), State College University Park, PA (SCE), Stewart / Newburgh, NY (SWF), Washington Dulles, VA (IAD), Washington Reagan Nat’l, DC (DCA), Westchester County / White Plains, NY (HPN) and Williamsport, PA (IPT)

Delta Air Lines: for travel scheduled on January 26 to 27 to, from or through a very long of airports.

JetBlue: for travel on January 26 and 27 to/from or through BWI, Boston (BOS), Hartford (BDL), JFK, LGA, EWR, Newburgh, NY (SWF), PHL, Portland, ME (PWM), Providence (PVD), DCA, IAD,  White Plains, NY (HPN), and Worcester, MA (ORH).

Southwest Airlines : for flights to, from or through the following cities January 26 and 27 to/from or through BWI and the Washington, D.C. area (IAD, DCA) airports and on January 26 to, from or through PHL, EWR, LGA, Long Island/Islip (ISP), Albany (ALB), Hartford (BDL), Providence (PVD), Boston (BOS), Manchester (MHT) and Portland (PWM).

United Airlines

Virgin America for travel on January 27 to, from or through: BOS, JFK, LGA, EWR, LGA, IAD and DCA.




Links to airline travel waivers for new Northeast storm


Supper storm Sandy really messed up air travel last week and now a Nor’easter is doing it again.

On Tuesday, many airlines began proactively canceling flights and posting travel waivers for much of the east coast. Late Tuesday night was listing more than 680 cancelled flights for Wednesday.

Here’s a short list of links to the airline travel waivers and cancellation notices. Some airlines still have travel waivers for Sandy in effect.

American Airlines

“Due to severe weather projected for the Northeast this week, American Airlines and American Eagle are suspending operations on Nov. 7, in Philadelphia (PHL) at noon and at all New York-area airports by 3 p.m.

Operations at these airports are expected to start up again the morning of Thursday, Nov. 8. American and American Eagle have canceled approximately 290 flights to, from and through these airports on Nov. 7 and 8. Additional delays and cancellations may occur as American resumes operations in New York and Philadelphia.”

Delta Air Lines  Travel to/from at least twenty cities included.

Frontier Airlines   Guidelines for travel to/from New York-LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), and Allentown (ABE).

Jet Blue
  New travels alerts posted for travel to/from nine cities.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is offering flexible accommodations for Customers traveling to/from Hartford (BDL), Newark (EWR), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Long Island (ISP), and Philadelphia (PHL), on Wednesday, 11/7 and Thursday, 11/8.

United Airlines  Travel guidelines listed for eight cities.


Cities Affected: New Haven, CT ; Newark, NJ ; Islip, NY ; New York, NY (Laguardia) ; New York, NY (JFK) ; Newburgh, NY ; White Plains, NY

Date Range: 11/2/2012 1:00 PM ET through 11/8/2012 11:59 PM ET

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