List of Airline Weather Waivers Issued: Tropical Storm Bill

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The Texas Gulf Coast will be dealing with a tropical system named Tropical Storm Bill for the next day or so, and as a result many of the major airlines have issued travel waivers for customers whose travel plans may be impacted by the weather and related delays or cancellations.

Airline Waivers from Tropical Storm BillI’m no meteorologist, but it looks to me that the tropical storm is making landfall a bit further west than the Houston area, which means that the Houston airports likely won’t be quite as impacted as they otherwise might have been.  However, there will still be some issues, and there are already a dozens of cancellations and delays announced at both Houston airports, so keep a close eye on your travel plans if you are going to/through/from some of the impacted areas.

Even if your actual flight doesn’t experience a delay or cancellation, once there are weather waivers in place you have the ability to change your plans without penalty at your own discretion.  The exact particulars of what you are able to change without penalty vary from airline to airline, and here are the most recent updates.

United Airlines: June 15, 2015 – June 16, 2015​

  • Houston, TX (IAH – Intercontinental)

The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before June 16, 2015, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​

American Airlines/US Airways: June 16 – 17, 2015

  • Beaumont / Port Arthur, TX (BPT)
  • Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
  • Houston Bush Intercont’l, TX (IAH)
  • Houston Hobby, TX (HOU)

A one-time ticketing fee will be waived for travel changes if you:

  • Are traveling on an American Airlines or US Airway flight.
  • Expected or scheduled to travel June 16 – 17, 2015 to/through/from the affected airport
  • Bought or purchased your original flight before June 16, 2015
  • Flexible to travel June 16 – 20, 2015
  • Do not make changes to your origin or destination city

Spirit Airlines: June 16, 2015

  • Houston, TX (IAH – Intercontinental)

Modification change/fare difference waived if travel by June 23, 2015.  If travel is adjusted to after that date the modification change is waived, but a fare difference would apply.

Southwest Airlines: June 15 – June 17, 2015

  • Austin, Texas (AUS)
  • Corpus Christi, Texas (CRP)
  • Dallas (Love), Texas (DAL)
  • Houston (Hobby), Texas (HOU)
  • San Antonio, Texas (SAT)

Customers with tickets to travel to/from/through AUS, CRP, DAL, HOU, and SAT between 8:00 p.m. CT Monday, June 15, through the close of business Wednesday, June 17, are eligible to reschedule their flights in accordance with our accommodation procedures.  This includes an opportunity to change travel dates and/or flight times at no additional charge.  Customers who would like to alter their travel plans may rebook in the original class of service (or fly standby) and travel must take place within 14 days of their original travel date between the original city pairs. (In some cases when a particular airport is affected, and Southwest serves a “sister airport” or “co-terminal,” we will offer the flexibility to depart from/arrive into an alternate airport.

Delta: June 16 – June 17, 2015

  • Austin, Texas (AUS)
  • Houston, TX (IAH – Intercontinental)
  • Houston (Hobby), Texas (HOU)
  • San Antonio, Texas (SAT)

Ticket must be re-issued and travel must begin by June 20, 2015 for waived change fee and fare difference.  When rescheduled travel occurs beyond June 20, 2015, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance.






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