Outbreak of Coronavirus has caused chaos in the airline industry. Major companies are rapidly updating their policies to accommodate affected passengers. The policy of each airline becomes more complex as the epidemic spreads, leading to questions from confused customers. To avoid further affecting their phone lines, many airlines are asking passengers to refrain from calling them about flights that are not scheduled to depart within the next 72 hours.
What’s more, many airlines are cutting flights as a response to travel restrictions and less demand. For example, several airlines are reducing flights between the US and Europe in response to a 30-day travel ban between the two continents, which began at midnight on March 13, 2020. (American, United and Delta Airlines help with fares between the US and Europe.)
The most recent cancellation policies for the top airlines are given below:
American Airlines Coronavirus Update
Any ticket purchased on or before March 1, 2020 will be subject to change of fees for all travel scheduled through April 30, 2020. Additionally, tickets purchased on or before March 15, 2020 for scheduled travel through several European airports, will not be subject to change fees until May 31, 2020. Even South Korea, Hong Kong and China have more flexible cancellation policies in place. New tickets must be re-issued on or before December 31, 2020 or 12 months before the original ticket date (whichever is earlier).
As of March 16, 2020, American Airlines is not operating long-haul international flights from the US. The suspension will last until May 6, 2020 and reduce international capacity by 75% in a year. All except one flight per day from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport to London-Heathrow, one flight per day from Miami to London-Heathrow and one flight per week from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport to Tokyo Narita Airport. International flights have been canceled.
United Airlines Coronavirus Update
Tickets issued between March 3 and March 31, 2020, as well as scheduled flights from April 30, 2020, may have the value of the ticket applied to the new ticket for one year from the date of issue of the original ticket.
In addition to flights between Europe and London until March 20, 2020, flights between Denver and London will continue, which are no longer operational until March 17, 2020. From 20 March to 30 April 2020, United Airlines provided three daily flights to London and daily service to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Paris and Zurich and several flights to Munich and Frankfurt, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. Is expected
Delta air lines coronavirus update
Tickets for travel during March and April 2020, as well as tickets purchased in March 2020, can be changed to an optional itinerary once. Additionally, all flights to or from select countries in Asia, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, along with Colombia, Europe and Australia, may be eligible for more flexible cancellation policies by May 31, 2020. All flights must be booked by December 31, 2020 for travel by February 28, 2021.
On 13 March 2020, Delta Air Lines announced that they would cut the volume of their flights by 40%. Since 16 March 2020, Delta has been operating the following flights once daily: Atlanta to Amsterdam, Atlanta to London-Heathrow, Atlanta to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam to Detroit and Kennedy International Airport to London-Heathrow. All other flights between the US and Europe have been canceled.
Southwest Airlines Coronavirus Update
Funds used to pay for the flight can be applied to future flights as long as the reservation is canceled at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure. The amount is valid for one year from the date of original purchase. The period between March 1 to May 31, 2020 has expired or will expire, now to end on June 30, 2021. In addition, the newly created fund will also have a June end date due to the cancellation of the flight between March 1 and May 31, 2020. 30, 2021. Available seat miles will be reduced by at least 20% from 14 April to 5 June 2020.
Alaska Airlines Coronavirus Update
Tickets purchased between April 27 and March 31, 2020, as well as flights booked through April 30, 2020, can cancel your trip for credit or cancel your flights or change fees Huh. Booked travel must begin from February 28, 2021.
Valid Air Coronavirus Update:
Travelers can make one-time changes to their travel plans without contacting or canceling fees by contacting customer service via phone, email or social media.
Frontier Airlines Coronavirus update
Bookings made between March 10 and March 31, 2020, as well as travel from April 30, 2020, are subject to change without charge. New flights must be completed by November 9, 2020 and booked within 90 days of initial cancellation.
Hawaiian Airlines Coronavirus Update
Tickets purchased between March 1 to March 31, 2020, and flights booked before March 9, 2020 for trips between March 1 and April 30, 2020, exempt for one-time changes per ticket at no charge She does.
JetBlue Airways Coronavirus update
Bookings made from February 27 to March 5, 2020 for travel from June 1, 2020, and bookings made from March 6 to March 31, 2020, for travel from September 8, 2020, can be returned for one credit Which is valid one year. Additionally, a reduction in travel demand has resulted in reduced flights between the islands.
Spirit Airlines Coronovirus Update
Passengers who must change their travel plans due to coronovirus can make a one-time free modification or receive a reservation credit for the full value of their purchase. The credit must be used within six months to book any flights currently available.
British Airways Coronavirus update
For flights departing from May 31, 2020, as well as new bookings made between March 3 and March 31, 2020, passengers can change the destination, date of travel, or both for free. The new flight must be taken within one year of the departure date of the original booking.
Lufthansa Coronavirus update
Tickets issued on or before March 5, 2020 can be booked for travel up to April 30, 2020, with a rebooked fee. New tickets must be booked by June 1, 2020 for travel up to December 31, 2020. In addition, tickets issued until March 31, 2020 can be booked at no charge until December 31, 2020 for the new travel date.
Lufthansa has reduced flights until April 24, 2020, with new cuts to be announced in the coming weeks. These changes mainly affect Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Air France Coronavirus update
Flights departing before May 31, 2020 may be postponed without change fees. Deferred trips must be booked by September 30, 2020, and begin before November 30, 2020. Tickets for flights departing before May 31, 2020, as well as tickets for canceled flights are also eligible for refund. In addition, tickets issued to travel to select dates in China and South Korea are eligible to be returned or rescheduled at no additional cost.
Service will continue between Air France and US destinations, with flights suspended from Houston until March 14, 2020. Flight cancellations and entry restrictions are affecting routes for Russia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, South America and Africa. Additional flight capacity reductions are planned.
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) Coronavirus update
Bookings made on or before March 12, 2020, which are scheduled to depart from April 14, 2020, are eligible for a voucher for the cost of their flight. The voucher must be requested at least six hours before the scheduled departure and used for departures traveling no later than November 30, 2020. SAS has canceled several flights since the outbreak, and canceled flights are eligible for return.
Alitalia coronavirus update
Passengers with tickets issued before April 3, 2020, for flights departing from April 23 to May 31, 2020, can rebook their flight for another trip, leaving for December 31, 2020. Is or to obtain a voucher equal to. Price of their ticket price (valid for one year). Many flights have been canceled, and tickets issued for canceled flights are also eligible for a full refund.
Tap Air Portugal Coronavirus Update
All flights can be rescheduled for 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure at no charge, and the rescheduled trip can be made for any date until December 31, 2020. Passengers with tickets issued between March 8 and March 21, 2020 should request. At least 21 days before their scheduled departure, and some fares are excluded for these dates. Various flight routes have also been suspended.
Finair coronavirus update
Tickets purchased before April 30, 2020, no charge may be changed for new travel dates until November 30, 2020. Many flights have been canceled, and more cancellations are planned, and tickets for canceled flights are eligible for a full refund.
Flights departing by May 31, 2020 may be rebooked at no charge. Flights converted for travel dates until November 30, 2020 and as long as your original ticket must have a travel class, while flights rebooked for travel dates changed from December 1, 2020, to your original. The fare should be the same. Ticket. Additionally, the value of your ticket can be reimbursed as a voucher for a new ticket on KLM, Air France, Delta Air Lines or Virgin Atlantic. Rebooking policies unique to China and South Korea remain in force. Keep in mind, travel restrictions will reduce flight, which is to last for the next two months.
Flights departing until May 31, 2020, which were booked before or after March 6, 2020, are not subject to change in fees. Changes to reserved flights before 6 March 2020 should be made no later than 25 March 2020, so as to avoid recurring change penalties. Tickets for canceled flights are eligible for a full refund. Calling the reservation team will incur an administration fee of 5 euro (approximately $ 5.50) per person per flight. The purpose of this fee is to encourage travelers to make changes online, and the fee will be waived for those who require special assistance.
Icelandic Coronovirus Update
Bookings made up to and including September 30, 2020 are eligible for vouchers worth the cost of their flight. The vouchers remain valid for three years from the date of issue. Icelandir has canceled several flights since the outbreak, and canceled flights are eligible for return.
Note: The above discounts and flexible travel options apply only if you have booked directly with the airline. If you book with a third party site such as Expedia or Booking.com, you will need to get in touch with the third party service to ask for a refund or flight credit.