JetBlue Scraps Change And Cancellation Fees Because Of Coronavirus In a US First
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February 27, 2020 - by Leslie Josephs for cnbc.com
- JetBlue's surprise move lifts change fees for travelers booked through March 11.
- The airline is the first U.S. carrier to make the move and will put pressure on others to follow suit.
- JetBlue doesn't have any service to China and South Korea, where carriers have already issued waivers.
JetBlue Airways in a surprise move Wednesday became the first U.S. carrier to cut its change and cancellation fees for travelers concerned about the coronavirus.
The budget carrier's unusual measure, which could pressure other airlines to follow suit, comes during steep drop in airline stocks as investors fret over the spread of the virus, known at COVID-19, to the U.S., following warnings from health officials.
"The policy is designed to give customers confidence that they will not be charged any JetBlue fees for changes or...
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