We continue to have many questions about planning for upcoming 2020 Hawaii vacations. Concerns revolve around the the overall outlook here in the islands, and the airline industry’s fee waivers for changes and cancellations. While it looks like there will continue to be many deals at $99 and perhaps lower ahead, it is hard to know when the best time to buy for 2020 Hawaii vacations might be.
The airlines are quickly changing their fee waiver and cancellation policies. At this time it is becoming at least somewhat easier to do both, without regard to when you purchased your tickets.
Coronavirus Fee Waiver and Cancellation Policies | All Airlines Flying to Hawaii
Alaska Airlines is offering waivers for tickets purchased through February 26 for travel through March 31 and tickets purchased since then for travel through February 28, 2021. Changes are free, but if you cancel, the funds are redeposited for future travel without penalty. New travel must occur by February 2021 and fare differences apply.
American Airlines. Book by March 31 to not incur a change fee. Changes must be made 14 days before first flight and travel needs to occur within one year of original purchase date. Award tickets not included in waiver. Fare differences apply.
Delta Airlines offers a fee waiver for changes on tickets purchased between March 1 and March 31, for travel through February 25, 2021 as well as tickets issued earlier for travel through April 30. Tickets to be reissued and travel to commence by February 28, 2021. Tickets can be cancelled as well, with value to be applied to new ticket within one year of original purchase. Fare differences apply.
Hawaiian Airlines offers a fee waiver if you are scheduled to fly through April 30 as well as if you purchase tickets through March 31. See all details on Hawaiian Airlines’ refunds and fee waivers. Fare differences apply.
Southwest Airlines does not charge change or cancellation fees. Funds redeposited can be used for one year from original purchase. Fare differences apply.
United Airlines is waiving change fees on tickets issued by March 2 for travel through April 30 as well as those purchased between March 3 and March 31. New tickets must be reissued by December 31 for travel to start within 12 months of original purchase. Fare differences apply.