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American, Delta airlines waiving change fees amid coronavirus outbreak

Greg Nash

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other major airlines are waiving some ticket change and cancellation fees as the coronavirus spreads globally. 

The major airlines join JetBlue, who announced last week that they would suspend change and cancellation fees for all JetBlue flights booked between Feb. 27 and March 11 for travel until June 1. The airline was followed by Alaska Airlines, who announced there would be no change or redeposit fees for flights booked between Feb. 27 and March 12 for travel through June 1.

American Airlines also announced Sunday that it will waive change fees up to 14 days before travel for customers who purchased flights between March 1 and March 16.

Travelers flying internationally with Delta Air Lines will not be charged a change fee if tickets were issued between March 1 and Match 31. 

Change fees will also be waived for United customers flying until June 30.

President Trump restricted travel from Iran and advised American citizens not to travel to specific regions in Italy and South Korea over the weekend in response to the coronavirus outbreak. 

“We’re doing everything in our power to keep the sick and infected people from coming into our country. We’re working on it very hard,” Trump told a crowd of supporters in Charlotte, N.C., Monday. 

The coronavirus has infected more than 90,000 people and killed more than 3,000 people since the outbreak began in China last year.

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