Seven of the 10 primary mainline U.S. airlines are slated to resume at least some change fees for flights booked on April 1 and later.
The fees, should the airlines not delay their resumption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will apply to basic economy bookings on American, Delta, United, JetBlue and Hawaiian. In addition, Frontier and Spirit will reimplement change fees on most bookings.
Throughout the pandemic, U.S. carriers have suspended change fees for all booking classes, removing any direct penalty for customers who alter their plans due to Covid-19 symptoms or a case of the virus. In addition, full-service carriers decided during the pandemic to do away with change fees long-term, except on basic economy bookings.
Not all carriers have said how much the new change fees will be. Prior to the pandemic, United, Delta, American and Hawaiian charged $200 for an itinerary change,…