TRAVEL NEWS — Alaska Airlines announced yesterday that it will suspend change and cancellation fees for new flight bookings for passengers who later decide not to travel because of concerns related to the coronavirus.

Between now and March 12, 2020, Alaska Airlines passengers may opt to change or cancel their plans without incurring additional fees.

“If you book a flight prior to March 12, and then decide by that date to change or cancel your trip, you’ll receive full travel credit to fly with us later on – up to one year from the issuance of the credit. Fare differences may apply. Visit for further details, where flyers can also use our self-service tool to manage their travel.”

Alaska Airlines hopes to alleviate traveler uncertainty about whether to book and/or keep travel reservations amid growing concerns regarding coronavirus developments.

“We understand that information about the coronavirus is creating confusion and anxiety for some. Our first goal is to keep our guests safe, and offer peace of mind when it comes to flying with us,” said Andrew Harrison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “So, through this period, if you need to change your plans after booking a flight, we’ll work with you on new arrangements and you won’t have to worry about any change or cancellation fees.”

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This provides a great peace-of-mind option for many travelers. Additionally, the policy not only applies to regular fares, but includes Saver Fares as well.

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