Colorado Wildfires Affect Airlines, Fee Waivers Offered for Colorado Springs Travel

A total of eleven wildfires are now raging through nine counties in Colorado, and while Denver has so far been spared the worst of it, there are reports of at least one canceled flight and a few delayed take-offs in and out of the Mile High City.

Your Flight is Canceled/Delayed: What to Do

Fees Dropped for Colorado Springs Travel

However, the bigger story is 70 miles to the south at the Colorado Springs Airport (COS), where flames and smoke are having a bigger impact on air service. This has prompted at least two airlines to drop pricy change fees for alterations to Colorado Springs itineraries.

Change Fee: Worst Airline Fee Ever

Frontier, United Issue Travel Advisories

Frontier and United have issued these travel advisories but more carriers may do so at any time. Here is a list of airlines serving Colorado Springs – click on the carrier to see the latest information. Travelers should also sign up for email alerts from their airline plus stay in touch with them via Facebook and Twitter which may provide the timeliest updates.

Advisories, Contacts for Airlines Serving Colorado Springs

  • Allegiant: No current advisories*
  • American: No current advisories*
  • Delta: No current advisories*
  • Frontier: For those scheduled to travel between June 27 and July 4 and purchased tickets on or before June 27, one free itinerary change is allowed but it must be made by June 30. Travel must be completed by July 7 or a fare difference may apply. Passengers must make changes by phone at (800) 432-1359.
  • United: For those scheduled to travel between June 27 and July 2, the change fee (and fare difference, if any) will be waived if travel begins by July 9. For later flights, a fare difference may apply.

*Again, the situation can change at any time.


Published: June 28, 2012