Pandemic Travel Planning

If you’re planning to travel this winter, you probably have questions ranging from whether the middle seat will be empty to what health restrictions may be in place at your planned destination. We’ve found some quick and easy resources for you to use as you plan and double check as your departure date grows closer.

Where can I travel?

Domestic Travel

United Airlines has created a guide of travel restrictions and guidelines at domestic destinations with links to local resources.

International Travel

American Airlines and Sherpa are making it easy to determine the travel restrictions and requirements that are in place around the world. Within seconds, you’ll know whether you can take that romantic escape to Rome or if Jamaica will be the ultimate destination.

 

 

 

What about making changes?

Although most major airlines have always charged change fees, the pandemic has brought an end to many of these policies. United’s website states, “We’re permanently getting rid of change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean.”

American allows one change but you’re also allowed to change the origin and destination. Although there are no change fees, the difference in fare will be charged.

Delta Airlines has also done away with change fees.

Will the middle seat be empty?

Most airlines are ending their policy of keeping the middle seats empty by the end of October.

The one exception is Delta!

Delta is keeping middle seats blocked all the way through the holiday season, until April 30th, 2021.

 

 

 

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