Delta Airlines and JetBlue are offering waivers to passengers who booked flights to the Dominican Republic amid the controversy surrounding suspicious deaths of American tourists.
U.S. tourists who booked flights to the Caribbean island are offered the options to cancel their tickets or exchange the tickets for another destination, according to Delta officials.
Delta announced the options to waive the tickets "due to recent events."
"Delta will work with our customers on an individual basis using situational flexibility to adjust itineraries on flights," an airline spokesperson told ABC News.
JetBlue is offering similar options to its Dominican-bound passengers. The waiver applies o travel through August 15, 2019, and the rebooked trip must take on or before November 20, according to ABC News.
JetBlue is allowing passengers to cancel their flights to the DR without a cancellation fee. They will get credit for future travel, or customers can rebook their flight without a change fee.
"To support our customers, we are currently waiving change fees when rebooking flights to or from the Dominican Republic. For customers who wish to cancel their flights, we are waiving the cancellation fee and issuing a credit for future JetBlue travel," a JetBlue spokesperson told ABC News.
At least 12 Americans have died under suspicious circumstances while staying at hotels and resorts on the island over the past 2 years. The FBI is investigating whether the deaths are due to bootleg liquor in the hotel room minibars.
Dominican officials insist the U.S. tourists died from natural causes.
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