Hurricane Irma: Airlines waiving change-fee for Florida airports

Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 08:08:42-04

Several airlines that fly into Florida airports are now offering change-fee waivers as Hurricane Irma rapidly approaches.

Allegiant Air

  • Sanford, FL (SFB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • St. Petersburg, FL (PIE)\
  • Punta Gorda, FL (PGD) 
  • Destin, FL (VPS)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)

"Passengers with reservations to / from any of the above cities, will be able to request a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring change / cancel fees. To do so, customers must call Allegiant Customer Care at 702-505-8888 at any time 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Itineraries must be changed within 14 days from this weather advisory for travel on any future open date to any city in the Allegiant network, excluding Hawaii and San Juan.

*Carrier will refuse carriage to any passenger under the age of 18 if not travelling with a passenger age 18 or older under a weather advisory. For complete details please see our Contract of Carriage below."

American Airlines

  • Daytona Beach, Florida (DAB)
  • Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida (VPS)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
  • Gainesville, Florida (GNV)
  • Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
  • Key West, Florida (EYW)
  • Melbourne, Florida (MLB)
  • Miami, Florida (MIA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Palm Beach, Florida (PBI)
  • Pensacola, Florida (PNS)
  • Tallahassee, Florida (TLH)
  • Tampa, Florida (TPA)
  • Sarasota, Florida (SRQ)

The change fee may be waived if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines flight
  • Bought your ticket by September 5, 2017
  • Are scheduled to travel September 5 - 17, 2017
  • Can travel September 5 - 30, 2017
  • Change your origin or destination city within 300 miles
  • Rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference

Delta Air Lines

  • Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Gainesville, FL (GNV)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Key West, FL (EYW)
  • Melbourne, FL (MLB)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Panama City, FL (ECP)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
  • Sarasota/Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
  • Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
  • Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

"When rescheduled travel occurs beyond September 30, 2017, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance. Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity."

Frontier Airlines

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)

"Customers who are ticketed to travel between Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017, who purchased tickets on or before Monday, September 4, 2017, may make one itinerary change – rules/restrictions regarding standard change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements will be waived.

Travel must be completed no later than Sunday, October 15, 2017. Origin and destination cities may be changed. Customers whose flights are cancelled may request a refund through our Online Refund Form."

Southwest Airlines

  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Jacksonville (JAX)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Tampa (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI)

"Customers who are holding reservations on Tuesday, September 5, thru Sunday, September 17, 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."

Spirit Airlines

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)

"Modification Charge/Fare Difference waived through:

September 16, 2017
After this date the modification charge is waived, but a fare difference may apply."

United Airlines

  • Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Ft. Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Panama City, FL (ECP)
  • Pensacola, FL (PNS)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

"The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before September 30, 2017, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.??"