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USAirways, United Won't Charge for Snow Flight Changes

January 21, 2014

Steve Lyttle, The Charlotte Observer

Jan. 21--A developing snow storm and the arrival of another arctic air mass are expected to wreak havoc with passenger airline flight schedules the next few days, and several airlines have waived their change-fee policies.

US Airways and United Airlines say they will not charge passengers who change flight schedules to a number of airports.

In addition, Air Canada is warning that it expects a disruption of flight schedules Tuesday and Wednesday because of bad weather.

Winter storm warnings are posted from Virginia up the East Coast to Maine, with heavy snow, bitter cold and gusty winds forecast through Wednesday.

These are the flight destinations where change-fee policies have been relaxed, according to the airlines' advisories:


Virginia: Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke.

West Virginia: Charleston, Huntington.

Maryland: Baltimore-Washington.

District of Columbia: Washington Reagan, Washington Dulles.

Pennsylvania: Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Scranton.

New Jersey: Newark.

New York: Islip, New York LaGuardia, New York JFK, Newburgh, White Plains.

Rhode Island: Providence.

Connecticut: Hartford, New Haven.

Massachusetts: Boston.

Nova Scotia: Halifax.


District of Columbia: Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan.

Maryland: Baltimore.

New Jersey: Newark.

New York: New York LaGuardia, New York JFK, White Plains.


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Original headline: USAirways, United waive change-flight fees due to snow

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