Airlines Offering Flexibility to Travelers Canceling Flights

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If you have travel plans, chances are good that the coronavirus pandemic has you reconsidering. Fortunately, many airlines are offering flexibility in rescheduling trips.

For example, American Airlines travelers who purchase a Non-Refundable Fare ticket March 1-31 will not have to pay a change fee if their travel plans change. They can make a one-time change before their original departure date.

At Delta Air Lines, any ticket that expires in March or April will be extended so you can rebook through the rest of the year. The airline also is waiving change fees for flights departing in March or April and for all tickets purchased in March.

United Airlines will waive change fees for tickets issued March 3 through March 31 if you rebook a flight up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date. If you simply cancel your flight, the value of the ticket can be applied to a new ticket without a fee, for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date.

Those are just a few of the policies that have been rolled out. If you booked a flight on another airline, odds are good that you have options as well. Contact your airline to find out.

Getting a great travel deal

At some point, the scare surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is going to end. When it does, you may be sick of staring at the walls of your home — and ready for a vacation.

To get a great deal, try Money Talks News partner ShermansTravel. This website lets you shop by criteria such as deals, destinations or interests. They also have special packages for cruises, families and those looking for luxury.

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And for more travel tips, check out “18 Ways Save on Every Kind of Travel.”

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