Which airlines are offering flexible rebooking policies, and more news from this week

Mar 14, 2020

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Each Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG U.K. this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Coronavirus: Is my airline waiving change fees or cancelling flights?

The novel coronavirus was front and centre this week, as the pandemic continues to spread with no sign of slowing down. While most governments are encouraging people to stay home, here’s what you need to know about if your airline is offering change waivers and cancelling flights.

Everything you need to know about the US European travel ban

This week, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the country would be banning foreign nationals from entering the country if they’ve been in the Schengen Area in the past 14 days. Here’s everything you need to know about the most recent restrictions.

What flying from an empty JFK felt like on Thursday

TPG UK General Manager Christian Kramer flew from New York to London on Thursday and his experience at JFK was, well, eerily quiet. Read on for his full thoughts.

European airlines slash US flight schedules amid new travel restrictions

Given the decline in demand for travellers wanting to get from Europe to the U.S., European airlines have taken to cancelling certain routes and operations. Here’s everything we know so far.

British Airways suspends famed A318 all-business-class flight from London City to NYC

BA’s famed BA1 and BA2 flights fell victim to coronavirus demand. The airline’s schedule is no longer showing the flight from London City to JFK via Shannon, Ireland until September.

European Commission agrees to suspend strict ‘use it or lose it’ slot rules amid coronavirus outbreak

Given that many airlines were forced to operate near-empty flights, the European Commission agreed to suspend its strict “use it or lose it” slot rules.

Great except the food: Review of Air France’s A350 business class, Paris to Toronto

If staying at home has you thinking of travelling in the future, check out this review of what business class was like on Air France’s new A350 aircraft.

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