Alaska Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently

On September 1, 2020, Alaska Airlines joined other major carriers announcing that they would be eliminating change fees on most of their tickets, a move made as the industry continues to battle its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska made the announcement on September 1st, shortly after United, American and Delta did the same thing on August 31st, and after United did the same thing on August 30th. All four carriers emphasized giving their customers flexibility in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to August 30th, the only major American carrier to allow free changes was Southwest. Now, as of September 1st, five major carriers are doing so.

Alaska had charged its travelers $125 to change their ticket, now it will operate with no change fees on all of its domestic and international tickets.

Alaska also announced that it would be extending its flexible travel policy for all new ticket purchases, including its low-fare Saver tickets, through the end of 2020.