The waivers are available in any of four ways:
Ferry Transfer (available to Alaska, American and Delta) : Any passenger flying with Delta, Alaska, American, WestJet or United may transfer flights while aboard the service.
Ferry Transfer (available to American, WestJet and United) : Any passenger flying with American, WestJet or United may transfer flights while aboard U.S. aircraft.
Packeted Passenger Transfer (available to British Airways, Costa, Virgin America and Alaska) : Any passenger using a U.S. registered package-transporting aircraft may leave any time in the continental U.S. prior to the storm approaching to the U.S.
Packeted Passenger Transfer (available to American, WestJet and United Express) : Any passenger using a U.S. registered package-transporting aircraft may depart any time in the continental U.S. prior to the storm approaching to the U.S.
Airport Redevelopment (available to US Airways, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue) : Any passenger flying with US Airways, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue or other U.S. operated aircraft may acquire a boarding advance at any U.S. airport and exit U.S. territory and travel to another destination on the same date as stated in the ticket.
As of July 2013, there are two specific applications for a waiver for people traveling with Delta, U.S. Air and US Airways: (1) The airline has applied for a waiver through USA Travel for its American Airlines subsidiary, Delta. This waiver applies to flights originating in or departing Washington D.C., and to U.S.-bound flights on United between Los Angeles and D.C. and between D.C. and Miami . Per USA Travel’s information for getting a change of plane waiver, the airline has to submit a request to the Department for Transportation with a letter detailing the airline’s plans for the boarding pass needed for the American Airlines customer and a complete set of airline-specific boarding passes. The airline must submit a request for a waiver of these two sets of boarding passes prior to traveling in the affected areas, but with advance notice, in an envelope with a preprinted stamp showing that its request has been received. The airline must submit a request for the waivers by 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on the day before the flight. Per the Department of Transportation regulation for change of plane waivers (44 CFR Part 46), an airline’s request for a change of airplane must be submitted prior to the boarding pass departure dates and must list the date at which the first boarding pass is available for the affected flight. To request a change of airplane waiver, call 800-USA-FLY , to obtain a waiver of one set of boarding passes for the airline’s American Airlines passenger and to identify your assigned Delta pass.
(2) The airline’s request for a waiver of the second type of boarding pass for the airline’s American Airlines passenger must be submitted prior to the boarding pass departure date and must list the date at which the second boarding pass is available for the affected flight. This waiver must be forwarded to Delta Aviation at 507-444-3501 to obtain a change of plane for this flight, rather than an airport transfer. Per the Department of Transportation regulation for change of plane waivers (44 CFR Part 46), the airline’s request for a change of airplane must be received by the Department at least eight days before the flight.
All customers with Delta, U.S. Air, JetBlue or other U.S.-operated Delta Express flights wishing to change their original Delta travel plans prior to the storm should contact Delta immediately at 1-800-777-4447, or via Twitter handle @Delta.
All Delta flights departing California and Washington may be canceled, delayed or changed upon the request of the airline. Delta has not yet begun to cancel or change flights.