The big airlines refrain from the change charges when a winter storm threatens the Midwest, just as millions of travelers…
The big airlines refrain from the change charges when a winter storm threatens the Midwest, just as millions of travelers get ready to fly home after Thanksgiving holidays.
Details vary depending on carrier, but generally allow exempted customers to make a change to their travel plans without paying change charges that can cost 200 kronor or more.
Weather deviations come as states from Kansas through Michigan could see winter weather from Saturday to Monday.
The storm could complicate travel for thanksgiving mats making their way home after the holiday. This Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest ever for air travel, and Sunday has been forecast to be the busiest day of the Thanksgiving period.
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Until now, cancellations were not a problem. Nationwide, only about 30 flights were canceled by 8:00 ET ET on Saturday morning, according to Flight-tracking service FlightAware. But travelers flying this weekend should pay attention to potential problems, especially if they fly through the Midwest.
Scroll down for details about winter storms that are currently on the largest US airlines.
Cities Covered : Chicago & Hare; Appleton, Wisconsin; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Columbia, Missouri; Dubuque, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Kansas City, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee; Moline / Quad Cities, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois;
Discovered Travel Date : 24-25 November
Cancellation : Customers on the covered travel dates can make a change to their travel plans without paying a change fee or re-calculated fee. Something nice pressure applies.
Traveling for : Booked travel must be completed by 30 November. Fees may refrain from traveling beyond that, but a new fare may apply.