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U.S. Travelers Can Expect Delays Following Brussels

Authorities are boosting security in major cities across the US March in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22. Additional security personnel will likely be deployed to airports, train stations, and other mass transit sites, in response to the targeting of the airport and metro station in Brussels. The heightened security will likely lead to processing delays at major airports and mass transit systems. Travelers can expect increased scrutiny and more thorough bag searches at transport hubs, on buses and trains, and near other potential targets. Allow additional time to clear security at airports.

Airlines have issued the following statements:

 American Airlines

  • A one-time ticketing fee will be waived for travel changes if you:
  • Are traveling on American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia flights
  • Bought or purchased your original flight before March 22, 2016
  • Are expected or scheduled to travel March 22-23, 1016 to/through/from the affected airport(s)
  • Are flexible to travel March 22-April 5, 2016

If you choose not to change your ticket, a refund is also allowed.

United Airlines

For customers ticketed to or from Brussels through March 31, 2016:

  • United will waive change fees and any differences in fare for customers who choose to rebook their travel to Brussels through April 12, 2016, subject to the airport reopening and flights resuming. The airline will also enable these customers to rebook their existing Brussels itineraries to arrive in or depart from Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg or Paris.
  • For customers who would like to postpone their travel plans to Brussels until after April 12, 2016, and for customers who wish to fly to a new destination other than those listed above, United will waive the change fee. A difference in fare may apply. Rescheduled travel needs to be completed within one year of the date when the original ticket was issued.

Customers ticketed on flights that are canceled may receive a refund to the original form of payment.

United will continue to update its travel waivers, with additional information available via Customers can check the status of their flights and make travel changes on the United app or by visiting

Delta Airlines

If your flight is cancelled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund.  Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection, or Delta-coded flights during the specific time periods listed below.  Refer to Conditions & Restrictions below.

  • Affected cities (to/from/through): Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Impacted travel date(s): March 22-March 23, 2016
  • Ticket must be reissued on or before: March 25, 2016
  • Rebooked Travel must begin no later than: March 27, 2016

Conditions & Restrictions:

When rescheduled travel occurs beyond March 27, 2016, 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 is not able to 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 form the original ticket issuance.  Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates.  Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity.

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Teplis Travel will continue to monitor these events and communicate any relevant updates. Your safety is our number one priority.

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