Home

More Airlines Offering Travel Waivers Due To California Wildfires

By Parker Diakite

Share

As safety and rescue crews continue to combat the destructive wildfires across Northern and Southern California, more airline companies are issuing travel waivers to those impacted.

 

The death toll has jumped to 42, hundreds of people are missing, and more than 7,000 homes have been destroyed, deeming this wildfire the most destructive in state history, as reported in CNBC.

 

Here’s how airlines are responding to those impacted by the wildfires:

 

American Airlines

According to a statement on the company’s website, American Airlines will allow passengers to change their trip with no change fee.  Those traveling from Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco can redeem a waiver to reschedule original flights planned for Nov. 10 through the 13 if they can travel by Nov. 18.

 

Also, the company has activated its disaster response giving process. From now through Dec. 10, AAdvantage members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated to the Red Cross with a minimum $25 donation.

 

Delta Airlines 

Customers traveling through or from Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, or Sacramento can rebook a ticket through Nov. 18 without a fee as long as the ticket was purchased on or before Nov. 12.

 

A statement on Delta’s website states that passengers who wish to cancel their trip as a result of a flight cancellation or significant delay (90 minutes or more) are entitled to a refund for the unused portion of your ticket.

 

Southwest Airlines

Customers who have reservations from and to Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose between Nov. 9 and Nov. may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby within 14 days of their original date of travel, according to Southwest officials. 

 

United Airlines 

 The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing on or before November 25, 2018, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin and between the same cities as originally ticketed, a statement reads on United Airlines’ website. 

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Ethiopia Seeing Increase In Tourism After Prime Minister Awarded Nobel Prize

Ethiopia Seeing Increase In Tourism After Prime Minister Awarded Nobel Prize

In 2018, the World Travel and Tourism Council predicted Ethiopia to have one of the largest tourism increases over the following year. So far, that prediction has proven to be true. With a more than 48.5% increase over 2017, 2019 has brought even more travelers to the African nation, mostly due to Prime Minister Abiy […]

DeAnna Taylor

A New Directory For Black-Owned Businesses Is On The Market

A New Directory For Black-Owned Businesses Is On The Market

There’s a new directory on the market that aims to connect black consumers with black-owned companies. The Directory of Black Owned Businesses and Organizations – dobobo – is an opportunity for black-owned businesses to expose their services to millions of people by offering affordable advertising for business owners.  “We want to help you succeed, grow […]

Parker Diakite

Ice In Chicago Causes American Airlines Flight To Slide Off Runway During Landing, No Injuries Reported

Ice In Chicago Causes American Airlines Flight To Slide Off Runway During Landing, No Injuries Reported

It was a scary moment for passengers aboard an American Airlines flight at Chicago O’Hare Airport Monday morning after a plane slid off the runway upon arrival.  A spokesperson from American Airlines confirmed that “American Eagle flight 4125, operated by Envoy Air, slid off the runway” during landing due to icy conditions. Passengers were flying […]

Parker Diakite