Airlines Are Allowing Free Flight Changes for Las Vegas Travel After the Attack

Oct 3, 2017

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Following Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, some airlines are now making travel in the attack’s aftermath a bit easier. Several airlines have issued travel waivers for customers who have traveled booked to or from Las Vegas (LAS), meaning passengers with eligible itineraries can change their plans free of charge.

Here is all the information for each airline that’s offering a waiver for LAS travel:

American Airlines

  • Travel dates: October 2-3
  • Airports affected: Las Vegas
  • Must have bought your ticket by October 2
  • Rebook travel anytime between October 2-6
  • You can’t change your origin or destination city. Must rebook in same cabin or pay the difference.


  • Travel dates: October 2-3
  • Airports affected: Las Vegas
  • Rebooked travel must begin no later than: October 6
  • When rescheduled travel occurs beyond October 6, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue.
  • If travel cannot be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance.


  • Travel dates: October 2-3
  • Airports affected: Las Vegas
  • Must have bought your ticket by October 2
  • Rebook travel anytime by October 7
  • To rebook travel or request a refund online, click here. If you are already checked in for your flight, call [JetBlue] at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) for assistance with rebooking or a credit.


  • Travel dates: October 2-6
  • Airports affected: Las Vegas
  • The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing between October 2 and October 13, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.​​
  • For wholly rescheduled travel departing after October 13, 2017, or for a change in departure or destination city, the change fee will be waived, but a difference in fare may apply. Rescheduled travel must be completed within one year from the date when the ticket was issued.

Both Southwest and Virgin America had travel waivers for Monday only, which have since expired.

Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport was temporarily closed when the reports of the attack first surfaced. Flights that were en route to the airport were diverted elsewhere until the airport officially reopened. In the aftermath of the attack and the airport closing, LAS was informing passengers of potential delays if they had travel planned.

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