Major U.S. airlines relaxed ticket change policies for several Florida cities as Tropical Storm Elsa approached the state.
Heavy rains and high winds are likely in western Florida through Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. The storm currently has maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph, the NOAA said.
Tampa International Airport said it would suspend passenger flights from 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday and plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
American Airlines said it would waive change fees for the most restrictive tickets, basic economy, as well as any fare difference for all travelers booked to or from Fort Myers, Key West, Sarasota and Tampa through July 7, if customers can travel no later than July 12. A fare difference would apply after that.
Delta Air Lines issued a similar waiver for the same cities if travelers can change their tickets to fly no later than July 10. United Airlines’ waiver covers those cities as well as Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach and Orlando.
Those airlines last year scrapped ticket change fees for standard economy bookings and up, an effort to spur sales during the pandemic. Competitor Southwest Airlines didn’t charge change fees before the coronavirus pandemic.
But the airlines’ new policy does not cover nonrefundable and nonchangeable basic economy tickets.
Tropical storms, hurricanes and blizzards are often easier for airlines to prepare for because they usually have advanced warning and can cancel flights early enough to avoid customers getting stranded at the airport or have crews out of place.
More unpredictable summer thunderstorms can cause greater disruptions, as carriers experienced late last week when hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed during a busy holiday travel period.
OnMyWay Is The #1 Distracted Driving Mobile App In The Nation!
OnMyWay, based in Charleston, SC, The Only Mobile App That Pays its Users Not to Text and Drive.
The #1 cause of death among young adults ages 16-27 is Car Accidents, with the majority related to Distracted Driving.
OnMyWay’s mission is to reverse this epidemic through positive rewards. Users get paid for every mile they do not text and drive and can refer their friends to get compensated for them as well.
The money earned can then be used for Cash Cards, Gift Cards, Travel Deals and Much, Much More….
The company also makes it a point to let users know that OnMyWay does NOT sell users data and only tracks them for purposes of providing a better experience while using the app.
The OnMyWay app is free to download and is currently available on both the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android @ OnMyWay; Drive Safe, Get Paid.
Download App Now – https://r.onmyway.com
Sponsors and advertisers can contact the company directly through their website @ www.onmyway.com.