Airlines are offering change fee waivers and refunds in response to the California wildfires.
Some airlines are also helping out with emergency relief efforts for those affected by the fires.
See the links and tweets below for specific dates and details of the alerts airlines have posted.
Wildfires seen from space. Courtesy NASA
American Airlines – The travel alert posted on November 11 offers change fee waivers for passengers booked travel to, through or from Burbank, California (BUR), Los Angeles, California (LAX), Oakland, California (OAK), Sacramento, California (SMF) and San Francisco, California (SFO) through November 13, 2018. Waiver is available for rebooked flights through November 18, 2018.
American will also give you 10 miles for every dollar you donate to the American Red Cross on donations of $25 or more.
You can help those affected by the California wildfires — now through Dec. 10, you'll earn 10 miles for every dollar on @RedCross donations of $25 or more. https://t.co/yIkOtb2sqC pic.twitter.com/Epv2wyxzYA
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) November 11, 2018
We’ve issued a travel waiver for November 12th – 13th for cities impacted by the California wildfires. See more details here: https://t.co/7uJcWXSCm6
— Delta (@Delta) November 12, 2018
Here’s the latest information from Hawaiian Airlines:
#CaliforniaFires Travel Update 11/12. For more information, visit https://t.co/E0yhAJUSr3 . pic.twitter.com/WZfplSEPAr
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) November 12, 2018
JetBlue is offering to waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for customers traveling through Tuesday, November 12, to/from the Burbank (BUR), Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), Sacramento (SMF) and San Francisco (SFO).
The wildfire travel advisory for Southwest Airlines currently applies to flights booked through November 16 to, through or from Burbank (BUR), Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), Sacramento (SMF), San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC).
“Customers who are holding reservations on the abovementioned dates, and want to alter their travel plans may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge,” Southwest says on its website.
Here’s the most recent information on wildfire waivers from United Airlines:
We have extended a travel waiver in the Los Angeles area due to the California wildfires. Please check your flight status on our mobile app or https://t.co/7fA7qoLIsb before going to the airport: https://t.co/IF60HgPIKr pic.twitter.com/8IspfkS0o2
— United Airlines (@united) November 12, 2018
Airlines are likely to update their policies regarding waivers and refunds as the fires continue.
If you’ve got travel planned to or through California, be sure to check your airline’s website or social media channels for the latest information.
And stay safe!