Most major airlines have eliminated change fees (excluding Basic Economy fares) for airline tickets originating in North America. American Airlines is the only major airline that has eliminated the change fee for the basic economy type fare. Southwest continues to not charge a change fee on any of their fare types.
New U.S. Testing Requirement: Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC requires all customers ages 2 and up traveling to or connecting through the U.S. to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days before departure and sign an attestation. Review the full requirements.
- Delta Airlines will be returning to Lincoln later this spring. Service was suspended from Lincoln last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Delta will resume service to Minneapolis on May 26 with two flights a day.
- Southwest Airlines has announced fourteen new destinations, including Chicago, O’Hare. They will have an additional three cities by the end of 2021. As a reminder a cost advantage with Southwest is that they do not charge a fee for the first two checked bags.
- American Airlines will be offering one free checked bag for their long-haul international destinations.
- United Airlines now has a travel center page to help ensure travel planning goes as smooth as possible by providing up-to-date travel restrictions.