American Airlines has announced that it is canceling all flights to and from Brussels until Thursday, April 7. On April 7 the airline will operate a flight from Philadelphia to Brussels, with a return flight April 8. That flight is subject to change pending direction from the Brussels airport and appropriate authorities.
Customers booked on cancelled flights are being reaccommodated through other airpots in the region, American said. Customers who wish to change their itinerary, and who are booked for travel March 22 through April 15, may select an alternate airport or reschedule travel through the expiration date of the ticket.
American Airlines' cancellation policy is available here.
Brussels Travel Update
Brussels Airport remains closed today, according to a statement on the airport's website, following Tuesday's test of new, temporary security arrangements. Other travel providers are also continuing to issue travel waivers.
Through March 31, Brussels Airlines is offering flights between Belgium and Europe through Liège and Antwerp. Also through March 31, the airline is offering between Europe and Africa and between Europe and North America through Frankfurt and Zurich. Travelers from the U.S. and Europe can check the new schedule for intercontinental flights, as well as request a refund, here. The new schedule for flights within Europe is available here.
United Airlines has issued a travel waiver for customers who had travel booked March 22 through April 18. The airline will waive the change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing between March 22, 2016, and April 30, 2016, as long as travel is rescheduled in the same cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed, or to or from Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg or Paris. For wholly rescheduled travel departing after April 30, 2016, or for a change in departure or destination city other than those listed above, 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.
Delta is offering refunds and no-fee changes for customers who had travel booked March 22 through April 18. The new ticket must be reissued on or before April 18, with the rebooked travel to begin no later than April 30.
In hotel news, Marriott International is waiving cancellation fees for guests holding existing reservations at all four Marriott properties in Brussels for the immediate future. The company has also said it will work with group and special event customers on a case by case basis.
Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for further updates to this developing story.