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American Airlines Waives Change Fees for NYC-Area Families Due to Vacation Cancellation

American Airlines Waives Change Fees for NYC-Area Families Due to Vacation Cancellation
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New York City families who booked winter vacations on American Airlines using reward miles earned from their Citi AAdvantage credit cards will be happy to hear that the airline will waive fees for ticket changes. The carrier announced the fee waiver in light of the news that New York City public schools cancelled three scheduled days of vacation.

Missed school days due to Sandy

The New York City Department of Education announced that they were shortening winter break in February in order to make up for days missed due to Hurricane Sandy. But families who had their travel plans upset by the news won’t have to pay a fee to change their plane tickets if they booked with American Airlines – whether or not they used reward miles.

Last week the airline announced that they will offer no-fee itinerary changes to certain customers who were scheduled to fly out of four different airports – LaGuardia, JFK, or White Plains in New York, or Newark airport, in New Jersey. The fee waiver will apply to people who bought tickets before November 29 and were due to travel anytime from February 15 to 24, 2013. New travel must occur within one year of the original ticket date, and must be booked before December 31, 2012. Customers who cannot rebook before that date will be issued travel vouchers.

Vacations on hold

New York City public schools were cancelled for a week because of Hurricane Sandy. In mid-November, the Department of Education said they were reinstating three of the five days that had been slated for winter vacation. The break, originally scheduled for February 18 to 22, will now be only two days long – a four-day weekend instead of a full week off. Students and teachers must report back to the classroom Wednesday February 20.  To change travel dates, call American Airlines reservations at 800-433-7300.

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