Airlines Issue Travel Waivers for Passengers Affected by Midwest Winter Storm

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Midwest Winter Storm

A severe winter storm is impacting the midwestern United States.  The storm is impacting travelers from Nebraska through Michigan.  There is never an ideal time for storms when traveling, but this has to be the worst.  The Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest time of the year for airline travel.  Airlines are offering travel waivers for passengers scheduled that may have their plans interrupted. Below is a list of the major domestic airlines’ travel waivers:

United Airlines

Airports:

  • Appleton, WI (ATW)
  • Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
  • Columbia, MO (COU)
  • Chicago-O’Hare, IL (ORD)
  • Des Moines, IA (DSM)
  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Flint, MI (FNT)
  • Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
  • Green Bay, WI (GRB)
  • Hays, KS (HYS)
  • Houghton, MI (CMX)
  • Kalamazoo, MI (AZO)
  • Kearney, NE (EAR)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Lansing, MI (LAN)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Muskegon, MI (MKG)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Quincy, IL (UIN)
  • Saginaw, MI (MBS)
  • Salina, KS (SLN)
  • Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)
  • South Bend. IN (SBN)
  • Traverse City, MI (TVC)
  • Wichita, KS (ICT)

Original travel date(s):

November 24, 2018 -​ November 26, 2018​​

Flight changes:

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before November 30, 2018, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​

American Airlines

If you’re traveling to/through/from:

  • Waterloo, Iowa (ALO)
  • Appleton, Wisconsin (ATW)
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan (AZO)
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
  • Columbia, Missouri (COU)
  • Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ)
  • Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
  • Detroit, Michigan (DTW)
  • Flint, Michigan (FNT)
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin (GRB)
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
  • Lansing, Michigan (LAN)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MCI)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE)
  • Moline, Illinois (MLI)
  • Madison, Wisconsin (MSN)
  • Chicago, Illinois (ORD)
  • Peoria, Illionis (PIA)
  • South Bend, Indiana (SBN)
  • Traverse City, Michigan (TVC)

The change fee may be waived if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines flight
  • Bought your ticket by November 23, 2018
  • Are scheduled to travel November 24 – 26, 2018
  • Can travel November 23 – 30, 2018
  • Don’t change your origin or destination city
  • Rebook in the same cabin or pay the difference

Change your trip

If your trip is eligible, you can change it online. Here’s how:

  • Find your trip
  • If your trip is eligible, you’ll see the option to ‘change trip’ in the toolbar

Call Reservations

Call Reservations to change your trip.

Delta Airlines

Affected Cities (To / From / Through)

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CID)
  • Chicago, Illinois (ORD)
  • Chicago, Illinois (MDW)
  • Des Moines, Iowa (DSM)
  • Flint, Michigan (FNT)
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana (FWA)
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR)
  • Kalamazoo, MI (AZO)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MCI)
  • Lansing, Michigan (LAN)
  • Lincoln, NE (LNK)
  • Madison, WI (MSN)
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
  • Moline, IL (MLI)
  • Omaha, NE (OMA)
  • Peoria, IL (PIA)
  • Rapid City, SD (RAP)
  • Saginaw, MI (MBS)
  • South Bend. IN (SBN)

Original travel date(s):

  • November 25-26, 2018

Ticket must be Reissued On or Before:

  • November 29, 2018

Rebooked Travel must begin no later than:

  • November 29, 2018

Final Word
I hope that everyone is able to make it to their final destination in a reasonable amount of time.  On the bright side, those passengers that are delayed will get to spend more time with family.

featured image courtesy of usatoday.com. 

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