FlyersRights group calls for cancellation/change fees waiver
Oct 14, 2013 (Menafn - AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --US airline passenger organisation FlyersRights.org said it has called on US airlines to immediately waive change fees and offer refunds to passengers whose trips have been cancelled due to the Federal government shutdown.
The group said that a survey conducted this week of major airlines found that only Delta Air Lines DAL has waived the usual USD 200 change fee for travel impacted by the federal shutdown.
US Airways LCC, American AAMRQ, United UAL, JetBlue JBLU and Allegiant airlines all advised FlyersRights.org that they would continue to impose their regular change of reservation fees (typically USD 200 per ticket) plus the difference in airfare for changes and would continue to deny refunds for nonrefundable tickets despite the Federal government shutdown, the group said.
Southwest LUV does not have a change fee, but does charge the fare difference for changes.
Most travel insurance policies also fail to cover trip cancellations due to the Federal shutdown, but travelers should consult with the insurance carrier and their policies for specific information and guidance.
Find out more at www.flyersrights.org
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