Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cancel flight ticket, or reschedule? The best way to readjust your travel plans in times of coronavirus

After suspending all visas till April 15 following WHO's classification of the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, India's Civil Aviation Ministry asked airlines to waive off rescheduling charges, and all airlines have agreed.
Now all domestic airlines, including government-owned Air India, have announced a waiver on re-booking charges in case a flyer does not want to travel on the designated date.
Wadia group-owned private carrier GoAir, which was earlier offering free cancellation, has said it will now allow people to only reschedule their flights for no charge.
Yesterday, GoAir had announced that all bookings made between March 8 and April 30 and for the travel period between March 8 and September 30, can be cancelled if the passengers do not want to travel.
However, as per the latest announcements, GoAir is offering free rescheduling for bookings made between March 12 to 14, for travel between April 15 to June 30, 2020. The new and existing flight bookings in March can be rescheduled 3 days prior to the travel date. For new bookings beyond March, flights can be rescheduled 14 days prior to the date of travel. GoAir also said that fare differential will be applicable on rescheduled tickets.
12/03/20 Economic Times

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