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United Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are waiving change fees for travelers that don’t want to fly into the Dominican Republic following a string of high profile tourist deaths.
Travelers with approaching flights into the popular Caribbean vacation destination can change their trip to a different destination without paying change fees that can top someone.
That doesn’t mean they won’t be outside more money the airlines will accumulate any fare difference between the price of the Dominican Republic tickets and ticket for the new flight. The gap can be hefty for last minute traveling.
United and JetBlue passengers that don’t want to rebook today and only want to cancel their vacation can get credit for a future trip. JetBlue won’t charge a change fee when you use the charge United will.
United’s advisory, which merely mentions recent occasions ” as the main reason behind the waiver, states travelers that wish to change their flight can do it online or via the United mobile program. Another option call the airline’s reservations center at .
JetBlue spokesman Philip Stewart issued this statement about the airline’s waiver
At least seven Uniteds have died in at the Dominican Republic, with questions being raised about what’s going on. USA TODAY.
The protection of our clients and crewmembers is the first priority. Even though JetBlue’s flights to the Dominican Republic are untouched, we’re working with the U.S. Embassy and phone number for united airlines reservations local authorities to remain updated on progress,” it said. To support our clients, we’re waiving change fees when rebooking flights to/from the Dominican Republic. ”
JetBlue says travelers with questions about their Dominican Republic flights should call the airline at .
Several other airlines offer flights between the United States and the Dominican Republic, and most said they are working with clients on a case by case basis. Be aware that travelers with flights on United Airlines can cancel any airport, regardless of destination and get a credit for future travel.
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Dominican Republic officials insist the nation is secure.
There is not an avalanche of deaths.
At least eight Uniteds have died this year from the nation, but Garcia reported the number of deaths is significantly greater than in some previous years.