Airlines Are Waiving Flight Change Fees Because Of The California Wildfires

If your travel plans have been affected by the wildfires raging in California, you might be able to save some money on a flight change.

Several major airlines are allowing customers to change their flights to, from, or through some airports in California for no additional fee. The airlines offering flight change fee waivers are United, American, Delta, JetBlue, and Southwest.

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Each airline has different requirements for waiver eligibility, but most are covering travelers scheduled to move through the following airports:

  • Burbank (BUR)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Oakland (OAK)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Jose (SJC)


If you currently have reservations to fly through an area of California affected by the wildfires and need to change your flight, it’s important to get in touch with your airline as soon as possible so that your situation can be evaluated for a possible free flight change.