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Force majeure situations (travel emergencies)

Summary: Please contact the airline first in force majeure situations like extreme weather, strikes, etc.

How Kiwi.com handles travel emergencies
We send an email to all affected bookings, advising our customers to:
  • Advise them to contact the affected airline or airport.
  • Check the status of their flights before traveling to the airport.
When the Kiwi.com Guarantee applies:
The Kiwi.com Guarantee applies when your flight is delayed, canceled, or rescheduled due to factors that can occur in the standard course of air transportation. In these situations, please check with the airline for an alternative flight. If the alternative flight offered to you affects the rest of your trip, you should then contact us to activate your Guarantee.

When the Kiwi.com Guarantee doesn’t apply:
The Kiwi.com Guarantee does not apply in unforeseeable force majeure situations: T&Cs article 6.3.

Examples of force majeure situations:
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Air traffic controller strikes
  • Political instability
  • Earthquakes
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Volcanic activity
  • Airport closure
  • Carrier insolvency
If you can’t reach the airline:
Contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. However, in emergency situations, we may also find it difficult to reach the airline.

Refunds in force majeure situations:
Refunds depend on airline policy. Use the Refunds and Cancellations form in Manage My Booking to check the refund possibilities in your particular case. If you received any refund information from the airline, please include that in your application.

Useful phone numbers for the Hurricane season in North America:
Delta: +1-404-714-7981
Southwest: +1-800-435-9792
JetBlue: +1-800-538-2583
American Airlines: +1-800-433-7300
Spirit: +1-801-401-2222
United Airlines: +1-800-864-8331
British Airways: +1-800-243-6822
Norwegian: +4721492250
Air Transat: +1-877-872-6728
WestJet Airlines: +1-888-937-8538

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