In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, airlines are offering waivers for cancellation and change fees. Some up to early 2021! I think it might be a good time to book your next vacation!
Here's a summary as of March 5, 2020. But as always, check their individual websites for up-to-date information.
Air France: Air France’s waiver allows travelers with flights to China, for flights booked on or before February 19 for dates through May 31, to postpone trips at no additional cost until June 30. Alternatively, they can cancel their trip for a full refund.
Alaska Airlines: Alaska’s “Peace of Mind” waiver covers tickets purchased February 27 through March 12 for travel through June 1. Passengers must complete changes by the end of the year, or they can cancel the ticket and deposit the money into a company account to be used on a future flight. Fare differences will apply on any changes.
American Airlines: American’s waiver allows travelers who purchase tickets between March 1 and March 16 to change or cancel them without paying fees, up to 14 days prior to travel. The new policy covers tickets purchased for travel through late January 2021.
British Airways: British Airways’ “Book with Confidence” policy covers tickets purchased between March 3 and March 16. Changes can be made any time before departure, but any fare difference will apply.
Delta Air Lines: Delta’s waiver covers travelers who buy tickets between March 1 and March 31 for international travel. Tickets can be purchased for travel as far out as February 2021. Fare differences apply to changed tickets.
JetBlue Airways: JetBlue’s temporary change fee waiver, which applies to tickets purchased between February 27 and March 11, cover travel through June 1. Travelers will receive credit for a future flight. Fare differences will apply on the new tickets.
KLM: KLM is waiving change fees for customers currently booked on flights to China, South Korea, Singapore and Italy, depending on when their original flights were booked for. Applicable dates vary for each region. For those who have flights booked for China and Singapore, they are also entitled to a full refund if they did not travel or choose not to. For Singapore and Italy, travelers will only receive a full refund if their flight is cancelled or delayed for more than three hours, in accordance with European Union law.
United Airlines: United’s change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing between January 28, 2020, and June 30, 2020, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.
You know the scene. You arrive home from vacation exhausted after a long day of traveling. You quickly wash your face and brush your teeth and plop into bed. And there in the corner sits your luggage, full of clothes and travel mementos.
Full confession: That used to be me. Until I decided that I didn’t like my luggage sitting there for a week or two before I unpacked. I didn’t like my luggage sitting in my room, taunting me to unpack it. I didn’t like wondering where that pair of shoes, (or insert other piece of clothing, jewelry, etc.) were.
This last week, I had a surprise when I found I had forgotten to unpack completely because I had a friend coming over and I had set my luggage aside, out of sight. And then I saw some memes about people who don't unpack right away, so I guess it wasn’t just me, but it’s a thing.
Here’s a few tips that help me and I hope will help you through the luggage unpacking process.
How do you get your suitcase unpacked? Is it an easy task or one you struggle with? Or do you like looking at it sitting in the corner reminding you of what a great time you had? Let me know in the comments. And share your tips there, too!
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