The days of banking unused nonrefundable airline tickets are over, at least for the moment for clients of the major carriers. By press time in mid-September, six airlines — US Airways, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United — had announced changes in refundable fares, leaving meeting planners to consider the potential impact on company budgets and policy. In brief, the airlines' nonrefundable fares are now unusable after the scheduled date of travel if the traveler does not ...

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