Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently
United Airlines started it Sunday. Delta and American Airlines followed suit less than 24 hours later and today, Alaska Airlines is the latest carrier to get rid of change fees. Alaska Airlines announced today in a press release that effective immediately it will eliminate change fees on all domestic and international tickets.
“COVID has taught us that flexibility in travel is key. As we evolve our approach to travel to include more than 100 safety actions, it’s important to give our guests flexibility when they book by eliminating change fees,” said Andrew Harrison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Alaska Airlines.
The new change-fee policy applies to all tickets, except for Saver fares. Previously, Alaska’s change fee of $125 applied to all non-Saver travel, except for guests traveling on refundable tickets and Mileage Plan top elite status members.
During the pandemic Alaska is also extending its flexible travel policy for all new ticket purchases, including Saver fares through Dec. 31, 2020.
You can see the press release here.