Travel Waivers For Winter Storm Jonas

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Do you have a flight booked this weekend and are worried about the impending weather? Here is what you can do if you have a flight and it is affected my the winter storms that are set to blast the northeast. The ice and blizzard conditions are sure to impact your travel this weekend, so here is information about travel waivers to change your flights should you need to.

According to The Weather Channel,

Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm’s impact as it carves a path from the nation’s heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday.

Travel Waivers For Winter Storm Jonas

Travel Waivers For Winter Storm Jonas

Courtesy The Weather Channel


See all information here regarding airports and specifics.

Dates of impacted travel 1/22-24/16, ticket must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin on or before 1/27/16.

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All details here.

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

Due to Winter Storm Jonas we will waive change/cancel fees and difference in airfare for customers traveling on Friday, January 22, 2016 through Sunday, January 24, 2016. See all airports here. 
Affected customers may rebook their flights for travel through Friday, January 29, 2016 prior to the departure time of their original flight. Customers with cancelled flights may opt for a refund.
  • 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. For example, if San Francisco International Airport is affected, Customers may be offered the opportunity to change to the San Jose or Oakland airports.)


The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before January 20-27, 2016, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​ See affected airports here.

Bottom Line

Be careful this weekend whether you are traveling or not.  The weather looks to be dangerous in many areas. Make sure you know your options if you do have a flight booked and be safe!

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