The days of banking unused nonrefundable airline tickets are over, at least for the moment for clients of the major carriers. Six airlines—US Airways, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United—have 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 confirm itinerary changes beforehand. ...

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