Updated: October 15, 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 for most Economy (Economy and Economy Plus) and premium cabin (United First, United Business and United Premium Plus) tickets for travel within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. Travel within the U.S. includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This doesn't include Guam.
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 for travel within the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands in Delta's First Class, domestic Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, with the exception of 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 all change fees for First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Main Cabin tickets for travel between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Basic economy fares are still subject to change fees. Learn more
Alaska Airlines is permanently eliminating change fees on all domestic and international tickets effective immediately.
The new change-fee policy applies to all tickets, except for saver fares. Learn More