Change fees are being waived by most US airlines as the spread of the coronavirus prompts concern about international and domestic travel.
MarketWatch reports that some airlines are waiving all change fees, while others are allowing travellers to change or cancel flights at no charge only on itineraries involving certain destinations.
American Airlines is waiving change fees on all flights booked between March 1 and March 16 for travel between March 1, 2020 and January 26, 2021. Changes must be made at least 14 days prior to travel to avoid fees, however.
JetBlue has suspended change and cancellation fees on all flights booked between February 27, 2020 and March 11, 2020 for flights scheduled through June 1, 2020. Alaska Airlines is waiving fees on tickets purchased between February 27, 2020 and March 12, 2020 for travel through June 1, 2020.
United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM have offered more limited fee waivers, generally on flights to China and elsewhere in Asia.