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Airlines Supporting COVID-19 Medical Volunteers

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The following airlines offer free or discounted travel for qualifying health care volunteers.

American Airlines | Delta Airlines | JetBlue Airlines | United Airlines

 

American Airlines

Members of the ACS, traveling together or individually to an event, should contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

The discount may also be booked on-line at  www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge. Use the Authorization Number noted below without the preceding A as the AA.com Promotion Code. 

Flights


MEETING DATES

DESTINATION

AUTH. #

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

BOS-BOSTON

A1450SS

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

DTW-DETROIT METRO

A1450SS

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

JFK-EWR/HPN/JFK/LGA

A1450SS

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

LAX-LAX/ONT/SNA

A1450SS

01May20-31May20 01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

MSY-NEW ORLEANS

A1450SS

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

ORD-CHICAGO OHARE

A1450SS

01May20-31May20
01Jun20-30Jun20
01Jul20-31Jul20

SAN-SAN DIEGO

A1450SS

Discount Fare Information


SERVICE:

AA/oneworld Only

ORIG:

Various

DISCOUNT OFF:

15% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares)

BOOKING INVENTORY:

Published fares

ADVANCE PURCHASE:

Published fare rules apply

Special Conditions

Please advise if the group will be traveling with medical equipment, wheelchairs or sports equipment. We encourage you to visit our web page www.aa.com/baggage for checked, excess, oversized, sports items and/or overweight baggage and equipment charges that apply.

 

Delta Airlines

Medical volunteers interested in flying Delta to their host volunteerism location should contact the state offices below to determine their eligibility based on each state’s specific needs. Eligibility and volunteer program details are being managed by the states and will be communicated to participants once approved by the states.

Once eligible candidates are identified, Delta will work with the state and local government offices to make flight reservations. The flights will be offered through June 30, 2020 and can be booked up to three days in advance of travel.

Georgia

Contact Georgia Emergency Management at providers@gema.ga.gov.

Louisiana

Contact the Louisiana Hospital Association at LHA-HealthPro@lhaonline.org.

Michigan

Visit Michigan.gov for more information.

New York

Apply on the New York State Department of Health's website.

 

JetBlue Airlines

JetBlue is assessing requests for humanitarian flights. To submit a request, email reliefsupport@jetblue.com for consideration.  Due to the volume of requests, the team will reply to you within 2-3 business days with more details.

Please be prepared to specify the hospital or organization you are associated with or directly supporting. You may be asked to provide the contact name and email address for your affiliated host (i.e., staffing coordinator, administrator, etc.) and your medical identification number (if applicable).

 

United Airlines

United is offering free flights to health care workers traveling to New York, New Jersey, and California to treat coronavirus patients. Those who qualify will receive one roundtrip ticket at no charge, as well as two baggage waivers.

New York and New Jersey

Please visit the New York state website and the New Jersey state website before making travel plans to ensure that the outpouring of volunteer support can best align with the needs on the ground. Volunteers are vetted by local authorities.

If approved, the state will contact volunteers to provide details about their assignments and travel logistics, including how to book a ticket on United.

California

The airline is working with the state to ensure qualified medical professionals are staffed in hospitals best suited to their areas of expertise and have the proper housing and transportation to enable them to effectively offer their services. United remains committed to offering as many flights as possible to connect much-needed medical professionals to the frontlines in California, with 50 daily flights into SFO and 13 daily flights at LAX.

Those interested in volunteering or learning more about the program can visit the California State website.  If approved, the state will contact volunteers to provide details about their assignments and travel logistics, including how to book a ticket on United.

Additional Information

United Airlines is also offering a 2-10% discount off published airfares that will vary by market and booking class. If you are volunteering amid the pandemic, but are not traveling to any of the states listed above, contact Covid19-CrisisResponse@united.com to learn more.