Coronavirus: WestJet, Air Canada removing flight change fees due to COVID-19

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TORONTO — Canada’s two largest airlines are waiving change fees in light of concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Air Canada says a one-time change is permitted for tickets purchased from the airline between March 4 and March 31 for travel within 12 months.

The fee waiver applies for changes made more than 14 days before travel.

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It also applies to Aeroplan flight reward bookings and Air Canada Vacations is implementing flexible booking policies.

WestJet Airlines says the one-time change fee waiver within two weeks of travel will apply to new bookings made between March 3 and March 17 for travel through June 24.

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Passengers on both airlines are required to pay any fare difference.

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