Airlines are offering unprecedented flexibility for travelers in a bid to get them back in the skies.
American Airlines Reservations,Delta Airlines Reservations, United Airlines Reservations, and Alaska Airlines Reservations have all eliminated domestic and international change fees, though with some caveats.
Even ultra-low-cost carriers like Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines are doing away with some fees.
There’s never been a better time to be a shrewd consumer when it comes to booking flights.
The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted a devastating 2020 for the industry with consistently subpar flyer numbers lingering for nearly 10 months now and airlines are desperate to get flyers back in the air. Luckily, a perfect combination of cheap flights and flexible booking policies is putting consumers in the driver’s seat when booking travel for 2021.
With multiple COVID-19 vaccines nearing emergency authorization, experts are predicting a return to normal by this time next year and perhaps by the end of summer, opening the door for travel once again. And even though there’s no set date on when the pandemic will end, the good news is that airlines are giving consumers unprecedented levels of flexibility.
The big three US airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, as well as Alaska Airlines, have all eliminated change and cancel fees on domestic and international flights, though with some caveats. Even the notoriously fickle ultra-low-cost carriers have amended their rules to allow flyers to make some changes free of charge.
But not are airlines are jumping on the trend, with varying degrees of flexibility across the industry. Read full release