Happy Spring!: Airlines cancelling hundreds of flights and waiving change fees as Northeast braces for over a foot of snow.

A new winter storm (which has a “name”, but on this website we don’t like to acknowledge that kind of crap, lol) has already caused airlines to cancel almost 800 flights and waive change fees for dozens of airports ranging from northern Virginia to Massachusetts. The storm is expected to impact the region from late Tuesday night to early Thursday morning, but we highly recommend checking with your carrier even if you’re slightly outside of this projected timeline.

The good news is that airlines are waiving change fees in advance of the storm. Here are the current travel waivers as of Tuesday morning from some of our favorite low cost carriers (the type of carriers we hold near and dear to our hearts at Discount Travel Hub, lol).

Frontier

With the expected impact on travel conditions from winter weather conditions, Frontier Airlines has enacted the following guidelines aimed at assisting customers scheduled to travel between Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to/from/through the following cities:

  • New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA)
  • New York Islip, NY (ISP)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • Trenton, NJ (TTN)
  • Washington National, DC (DCA)
  • Washington Dulles, DC (IAD)

Customers who are ticketed to travel between Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018 who purchased tickets on or before Monday, March 19, 2018, may make one itinerary change. Travel must be completed no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

Southwest

Based on the forecasted weather conditions for the cities listed below, our scheduled service may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled):

Tuesday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 21

  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Washington – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington – National (DCA)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Islip – Long Island (ISP)
  • New York – LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)

Wednesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 22

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Hartford – Bradley (BDL)
  • Manchester (MHT)
  • Portland (PWM)
  • Providence (PVD)

Spirit

Tuesday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 21

  • Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • New York, NY (LGA)
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)

Wednesday, March 21

  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)

The Charge/Fare Difference is waived through March 24th for all airports listed above.

JetBlue

Due to inclement weather forecasted to impact the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, we will waive change/cancel fees and fare differences for Customers traveling to/from the following cities:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Baltimore, MD (BWI)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Washington, DC (DCA)
  • Washington, DC (IAD)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Hartford, CT (BDL)
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • New York, NY (LGA)
  • Newark, NJ (EWR)
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Providence, RI (PVD)
  • White Plains, NY (HPN)
  • Worcester, MA (ORH)

Customers may rebook their flights for travel Monday, March 19, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018. Original travel must have been booked on or before Monday, March 19, 2018.

Allegiant

Somehow, Allegiant has not issued any travel waivers at this time. I guess they intend to borrow some Penguin and Snow Leopard planes from Frontier. I don’t know…

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