Airlines offer change fee waivers for Hurricane Lane

Airlines are posting and updating travel alerts and offering change fee waivers for travel to/from the Hawaiian Islands as Hurrican Lane moves in.

Here are links to change fee waiver policies of airlines in effect as of today for flights to and from Hawaii:

Alaska Airlines: Waiving change fees and the difference in the price of the ticket for travel booked to or from Kauai (LIH), Kona (KOA), Maui (OGG) and Oahu (HNL) for tickets purchased on or before August 21, if travel is completed on or before August 30, 2018.

American Airlines: No change fee for flights to or from Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL), Kona, Hawaii (KOA), Kauai Island, Hawaii (LIH) and Kahului, Hawaii (OGG) for tickets purchased by or before August 20 if you’re scheduled to travel August 23 to 26. New travel must take place by August 30.

For travel scheduled August 23 and 24,  to or from Seoul, Korea (ICN), Honulu (HNL), Kona (KOA), LIhue (LIH) and Maui (OGG), Delta Air Lines is offering change fee waivers for trips scheduled August 23 and 24. New travel must take place by August 27.

Hawaiian Airlines, as you may imagine, is keeping its site updated with news about the hurricane’s impact and has very detailed information about change fee waivers and rules posted.

Several other airlines, including United Airlines, have issued alerts for trips to and Hawaii as well. As always, if you’ve got a trip planned, keep an eye on your airline’s website and Twitter feed for the latest details.


Snowstorm triggers cancellations & fee waivers


Here’s a rundown of the airline fee waivers offered due to snowstorms in the Midwest and Northeast as of Thursday evening, January 2nd. Be sure to check with your airline – and your airport – for updates.

Alaska Airlines: Travel advisory in effect for travel scheduled January 2 and 3 for travel to or from Boston Logan, Liberty Newark (EWR) and Philadelphia International Airport. Details here.

American Airlines: Travel advisory for travel scheduled January 2 and 3 to or from: Boston (BOS), Buffalo (BUF), Harrisburg, PA (MDT), Hartford, CT (BDL), New York Kennedy, NY (JFK)
New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA), Newark, NJ (EWR), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Rochester, NY (ROC)
Syracuse, NY (SYR),Westchester County / White Plains, NY (HPN). Details here.

Delta Air Lines: Advisory for travel scheduled January 2 and 3 to or from airports in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Details here.

Frontier Airlines: Advisory noted for travel through January 3 for Harrisburg, PA (MDT), New York-LaGuardia, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Trenton, NJ (TTN), Washington-Reagan, D.C. (DCA), and Wilmington, DE (ILG). Details here.

Jet Blue: Advisory listed for travel scheduled through January 3rd for Baltimore, MD (BWI), Boston, MA (BOS), Buffalo, NY (BUF), Hartford Springfield, CT (BDL), New York (JFK), New York (LGA), Newburgh, NY (SWF), Newark, NJ (EWR), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), Portland, ME (PWM), Providence, RI (PVD), Reagan National Airport (DCA), Rochester, NY (ROC), Syracuse, NY (SYR),Washington Dulles (IAD), Westchester County, NY (HPN), Worcester, MA (ORH). Details here.

Southwest Airlines: Advisory listed for Akron-Canton (CAK), Albany (ALB), Boston Logan (BOS),Buffalo/Niagara (BUF),Chicago (Midway) (MDW), Cleveland (CLE), Hartford (BDL), Long Island/Islip (ISP), Manchester (MHT), Milwaukee (MKE), New York (LaGuardia) (LGA), Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Portland (PWM), Providence (PVD), Rochester (ROC). Details here.

Spirit Airlines. Advisory covers Atlantic City (ACY), Boston (BOS), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Latrobe (LBE), Niagara Falls, New York (IAG), Philadelphia (PHL). Details here.

US Airways: Travel advisory includes Hartford, CT ; New Haven, CT ; Portland, ME ; Boston, MA ; Manchester, NH ; Newark, NJ ; Albany, NY ; Binghamton, NY ; Buffalo, NY ; Islip, NY ; New York, NY (JFK Airport) ; New York, NY (LaGuardia) ; Newburgh, NY ; Rochester, NY ; Syracuse, NY ; White Plains, NY ; Allentown, PA ; Harrisburg, PA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Scranton, PA ; Providence, RI. Details here.

United Airlines: Travel advisory issued for a very long list cities. Details here.

Virgin America: Cities include advisory are:o or from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Details here.