Several of the largest US Airlines have eliminated change fees permanently

September 1, 2020

Four of the largest US Airlines (United, Delta, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines) announced that they would eliminate change fees for almost all types of fares, but there are some exceptions. Read below to learn more.

  • United will eliminate change fees on most Economy and all premium cabin tickets when you travel within the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • In addition, they are extending their waiver for new tickets issued through December 31, 2020, to permit unlimited changes with no fee. This policy applies to all ticket types issued after March 3, 2020 and is valid for domestic and international travel. Learn More

  • Delta will eliminate change fees which includes all tickets purchased for travel within the U.S. and its territories aside from Basic Economy tickets.

  • Delta will continue to waive change fees for all tickets, including international and Basic Economy, through the end of 2020. Learn More

  • American Airlines will eliminate change fees for all domestic and short-haul international flying on Premium Cabin fares and most Main Cabin fares. Learn more

  • Alaska Airlines is permanently eliminating change fees on all domestic and international tickets effective immediately, airline officials announced Tuesday.

  • The new change-fee policy applies to all tickets, except for saver fares. Learn More

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