SkyWest Airlines doesn’t function as most airlines do. Their cancellation policy depends on the airlines with whome they are operating with. Most airlines operate individually and at most be a part of an alliance or a group of airlines.
Talking of SkyWest, it is not an independent airline in itself, it operates not on its own but by having a contract with other airlines namely, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Regarding most of the airline’s policies, SkyWest simply has to follow the policies given to it by its contract partners.
For example, if a passenger has booked a reservation with Delta Airlines through SkyWest, when he wants to make changes or cancel his flight, he/she has to contact SkyWest to do it. And SkyWest in giving service to that passenger has to follow the Delta Airlines change and cancellation policy.
Here we especially focus on SkyWest Airline cancellation policy. SkyWest will follow a cancellation policy that its contract partners give to it. It depends on which airline carrier you choose under SkyWest. What is given below is the general cancellation policy. For any specific policy, please contact the airline.
SKYWEST CANCELLATION POLICY REGARDING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
SkyWest Airlines has been generous to its passengers by applying the new change and cancellation policy introduced by its contract partners. SkyWest Airlines partners have changed and are changing its cancellation policy because of the COVID 19 pandemic in its own way and SkyWest has been changing along with it. Most of the airlines are providing airline credit and refunds upon cancellation. But they very much depend on the date of booking and departure not to mention the different contractual airlines under SkyWest. So, the best thing would be if passengers contact the airline directly and ask for the options made available to them by the airline. It will obviously be based on the different airlines under SkyWest.
SKYWEST AIRLINES 24 HOURS FREE CANCELLATION POLICY
SkyWest provides 24 hours free cancellation after booking provided that the departure date is 7 days away. This applies to all tickets refundable or non-refundable. As long as you follow this time frame, you will be entitled to a full refund. Passengers are requested to read this and be aware of this policy in order to avoid cancellation fees.
SKYWEST AIRLINES AFTER 24 HOURS FREE CANCELLATION POLICY
If a passenger has a refundable booking, it shall be refunded as per the fare rules when canceled. However, if it is non-refundable and if the passenger cancels the flight in a normal situation 24 hours after booking, there shall be a cancellation charge based on your fare type.
In other words, if passengers cancel their flight after the given 24 hours free cancellation policy, they may be charged a certain cancellation fee depending on the airlines you choose under SkyWest Airlines.
To know the particular cancellation policy and cancellation fee, passengers are requested to call the airline.
SKYWEST AIRLINE CANCEL
If the airline cancels your flight for some reason like bad weather, technical error, operational failure, previously unseen and undeniable situations, you may not be charged a cancellation fee. With that, if the airline cancels it on your departure date, there may be free accommodation given to you by the airline.
If your ticket is wholly unused, you will be compensated fully but if you have a partially used reservation, you will be entitled to be compensated for the unused portion of the ticket. So, please be sure of your unused flight segment when you get the compensation.
PASSENGER INVOLUNTARY CANCELLATION
If there is any death in the family or any extenuating circumstances like theft of your passport, judicial orders, medical issues, government orders, etc. you may be able to cancel your flight for free provided that you give the documents asked to you by the airline. The airline tries to be very considerate and understanding towards their passengers, so passengers are to be informed that they can approach the airline in times of need.
Any customer who fails to cancel their reservation before the departure time, regardless of the fare type, will be considered a no-show.
If you are marked as a no-show, you will not be entitled to a refund.
The entire ticket fee may be forfeited, and you will no longer be reimbursed for the cost of your ticket. Please be sure to cancel it prior to your departure date and time, as specified in your fare type.
The airline’s no-show policy is particularly strict.
SkyWest Airlines permits eligible passengers to request money back in the same manner it was booked. In different words, in case you booked through a 3rd party, a request must be made to that 3rd party, and in case you booked with the airline, the airline will make the refund for you.
The amount of the refund will be determined by the fare type, the time and date of cancellation, and other factors.
If the airline owes you a refund, it will be made to the account used to book the flight.
It takes 7 to 10 business days on average, however, travelers are asked to be patient with the airline if there is a delay.
Due to the epidemic, a large number of travelers have canceled their flights and requested refunds.
SKYWEST AIRLINES CANCELLATION STEPS
Passengers could make cancellations in some ways.
-Firstly, you may cancel your booking by yourself on the airline’s official website
-Secondly, you may cancel your booking by yourself on the airline’s official app
-Thirdly, you may contact the airline’s reservation team to cancel your reservation for you
-Fourthly, you may cancel your booking through a third party with whom you booked your reservation.
If a passenger wants to cancel online or on the app, we suggest you follow these steps:
-First of all, log in
-Do ignore the login process if you have the airline account already
-Next, click on “My Trip”/ “My Booking”
-Choose the reservation from the available flights to cancel
-Press on cancellation
-You can confirm the cancellation of your booking by clicking “Yes”
-After your trip is canceled, you can claim a refund if you are eligible
If passengers are eligible for a refund, he/she will get it in 7-10 business days according to their mode of payment and to the account with which they paid for their flight.
If passengers are canceling by calling the airline, he/she needs to call Skywest Airline customer service phone number 4356343000. Passengers will be asked by the airline’s agent to provide his/her confirmation code, first name, and last name to verify the reservation. And there, passengers can ask the reservation team’s agent, whoever is assisting them to cancel their reservation for them. And while passengers are at it, he/she can request them to check if his/her ticket is eligible for a refund. Passengers can ask them any doubts and queries they have related to your ticket.