- Stuck in Philippines since the lockdown announced. This country never felt so ALIEN ever…wanted to return home…company is trying to get us back but with restricted rules I have by-hearted the columns on air travels whatever gets published. Video calls cant be replaced with hugs, home cooked food is heaven. Khakras, dhokla theplas, goonjio, aundhio doesn’t tastes same here….
Canceled flights. Mandatory masks. Temperature screenings. Air travel just isn’t the same since the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re flying in a strange and often confusing world. So what are the new rules for air travel after the pandemic?
Some changes, like new airline refund policies and mandatory face coverings, are widely known. Others aren’t. And it’s these unpublicized shifts —
Ticket change policies are more flexible. If you cancel a flight, you don’t have to pay a change fee. If you accept a flight voucher, you may be able to use it as much as two years from the date your booked your original ticket.
Screening is touchless. The TSA has adjusted its screening procedures to eliminate contact with passengers, and some airlines are also temperature-screening their passengers.
Masks are mandatory. Although there’s no federal rule that requires passengers to wear masks, many airlines are requiring them as a matter of policy
Cabin service has been reduced. Meal and drink service has been cut on many flights. Your flight attendant is more likely to hand you a bottle of water in a plastic bag than to offer you a can of soda.
Hoping to return soon….