AA Does the Right Thing for NYC Families - Fee Waiver for February

Due to the week-long school closures from Hurricane Sandy earlier this year, many schools, including NYC Public Schools, have pre-emptively cancelled or shortened their planned February 2013 school breaks.

For families with kids planning to travel during this period - probably traveling on non-refundable economy tickets - this change in school schedule could cost them a fortune in change fees (imaging the fees from changing flights for parties of 5 or 6 people!).

American has announced that they will give a one-time change fee waiver for any ticket for flights departing LGA/JFK/HPN/EWR between February 15-24, so long as your ticket was issued prior to November 29.  While they still require travel one-year from date of original issue (not too helpful for those who book 330 days in advance), for many, this waiver will represent a big savings - and will probably keep a few more kids in school!  

Nice move AA!




James December 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

To be fair, JetBlue was the one that initiated this proactive waiver, with UA and AA following suit (in that order.)

Caleb Hays. December 10, 2012 at 01:45 pm

Delta and JetBlue are doing the same thing. Haven't heard anything about United.

Franklyn Miler December 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

Its up on UA's Important notices page - http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/news/Pages/travelnotices.aspx