Due to Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia airlines may be offering waivers to change, cancel or postpone your flights. Because hold times are long during weather disruptions, please use the list of airline travel advisory links below to quickly determine what your airline is offering for your specific itinerary.

Air Canada
Alaska Air
American Airlines
Copa Air
Frontier Airlines
LATAM Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America

As a general rule of thumb, most airlines go by these guidelines:

1. If your flight is canceled you have the option of obtaining a full refund.

2. If you would like to reschedule your trip, you can do so without having to pay a penalty, although in some cases you may have to pay a difference in fare (if you’re changing to a more expensive itinerary, for example). Most airlines are allowing travelers to postpone flights for a few days, until the storm clears.

3. If your flight is not in the waiver period, the airlines currently expect to operate normally. However, please continue to monitor your flight status as travel nears. Airlines may update flight statuses as weather conditions change.

For rebooking assistance, feel free to contact CheapAir Travel Advisors at (800) 243-2724 or by email at [email protected]. For coping techniques should you find yourself stuck at the airport, have a look at our recent advice for flight delays. It is chock full of helpful coping tips you need now.


  1. As a result of hurricane Irma, Saint Maarten has been devastated. The airport was severely damaged, the beach area surrounding my resort was devastated. I need some guidance on canceling the flight plans I made to Saint Maarten with Spirit that are for 3 February – returning 10 February. It is likely that the airport will not be repaired in 4 months and even more likely that a majority of the island will be in disrepair. Please advise.

    • Hi Mark, Did you book these flights with us? If so, can you share your 10-digit booking number with me? Otherwise, you have plenty of time to work this out since your travel isn’t until February. If the airport is going to be out of commission, the airline will definitely be offering some sort of waiver for travel.

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