Flight Cancellation Policies, Airline by Airline

Jan 21, 2014 12:06pm
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In this file photo, an airplane is pictured being de-iced at Logan International Airport in Boston on Jan. 2, 2014. (Yoon S. Byun/Getty Images)

With more than 2,000 flights cancelled and nearly 700 delays in the U.S. today — and more expected for Wednesday — what’s a traveler with a flight to do? Airlines issue flexible policies in the case of bad weather, which typically means you can change or cancel your flight, even if you’re traveling on a non-refundable ticket.

Airline policies vary, but most require that if you change plans, you take your flight within a week or so. If you’re not able to postpone your trip, it’s time to hit the phones and social media. Twitter has become one of the most effective ways to contact an airline and change a trip.

Airline Twitter handles:
@AlaksaAir
@AllegiantTravel
@AmericanAir
@DeltaAssist
@FlyFrontier
@JetBlue
@united
@USAirways
@southwest
@SpiritAirlines

Links to individual airline change policies:
Alaska Air
Allegiant Air
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
JetBlue
United
US Airways
Southwest
Spirit Air

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