Some airlines change travel policies related to Zika

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MIAMI – Several airlines have changed their refund policies when it comes to travel to areas affected by the mosquito virus Zika.

Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Delta and Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that they implemented a flexible travel policy for customers with reservations to areas affected by the Zika virus. Each airline has a separate policy and travelers are advised to contact their individual carrier for details.

The Center of Disease Control issued a travel advisory Tuesday to an area in Miami after at least a dozen infections have been reported.

Southwest Airlines released this statement:

"We are actively monitoring the Zika virus developments and evaluating information provided by the CDC to ensure we are following the established guidelines for the safety of our customers and employees. Flexibility is already built into our fares and policies, and as always, Southwest customers can change their travel itineraries without a change fee. Even our most restrictive, nonrefundable fares can be fully applied toward future travel without penalty if the reservation is cancelled at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of their flight. Customers with concerns are always welcome to contact us at 1-800-I-FLY-SWA or online at Southwest.com."