Travel Advisories and Relaxed Change Fees for Those Flying Through Boston

Travel Summary

As all of you are likely aware, there have been some terrible incidents taking place in Boston today. My prayers go to all those affected by these incidents.

The Boston airport shut down earlier, and this can cause significant delays and other problems for those that have flights planned through the BOS airport. Some airlines are waiving change fees or allowing other exceptions, and below are links to announcements from the big US carriers. I recommend first checking your flight status online, then confirming with the airline directly regarding these policies if you need to make changes.

US Airways – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 17th.

Virgin America – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 17th.

JetBlue – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 17th.

Southwest – waiving change fees for affected itineraries.

Alaska – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 16th.

UPDATE: United – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 17th.

American – According to their Twitter feed, all flights are operating as normal. This can change – check AA.com for updates.

UPDATE: Delta – waiving change fees for affected itineraries through April 17th.

 

Hotels are generally flexible when things like this come up. I’ve read that Hilton, Starwood, and IHG are waiving penalties/fees for cancelling. If you need to change your hotel plans, I recommend contacting the hotel directly. If they give you trouble, try contacting them on Twitter. They should give you flexibility in situations like this.

Safe travels everyone!

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