Airlines Offering Changes Ahead Of Storm

Posted at 5:14 AM, Jan 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-05 06:41:47-05

Southwest airlines tailGRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Airlines across the country are monitoring the major winter storm that could impact travel around the state including flights here in Grand Rapids.

Some airlines are already allowing passengers to change flights ahead of time.

According to its website, Southwest is allowing changes for anyone flying to or from the following cities: Akron-Canton, Branson, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Here is what Southwest is offering for the 3 cities being effected in Michigan which are Grand Rapids, Flint, and Detroit.

“Customers holding reservations to/from Grand Rapids (GRR) on Sunday, January 5, wanting to alter their travel plans may rebook (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge.”

“Customers who purchased their itinerary via are eligible to reschedule their travel plans online. All other ticketed Customers should call our toll-free number 1 (800) 435-9792 for assistance.”

“Additionally, Customers holding reservations for a flight that is cancelled to/from Grand Rapids (GRR) may request a refund for an unused ticket/travel itinerary.”

Delta is also preparing for flight cancellations. Delta is telling fliers that if their flight is canceled or significantly delayed, they’re entitled to a refund. They are also allowing a one-time change to tickets without fees if you are scheduled to travel to or from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin either today or tomorrow.

Delta is offering these changes for anyone traveling on Delta, Delta Connection or Delta-coded flights but you need to change your ticket before Thursday, January 9th.

Here is the real-time flight information for Gerald R. Ford Airport, Bishop International Airport, and Detroit Metro Airport.