Delta, American to Suspend All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

www.theepochtimes.com | 1/31/2020 | Staff
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“Between now and Feb. 5, Delta will continue to operate flights to ensure customers looking to exit China have options to do so,” the Atlanta-based airline added.

The last China-bound flight departing the United States will leave on Feb. 3. The last return flight to the United States from China will leave on Feb. 5.

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Customers who have trips that will be affected can visit the Delta website and go to the “My Trips” section. When there, they can request a refund or switch to flights that leave after April 30. They can also contact Delta to explore additional options.

Changes to the flight schedule will be effective on Delta’s website beginning Saturday.

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For customers with bookings on flights through Feb. 5, Delta will continue to offer a change fee waiver for customers who wish to adjust their travel plans for U.S.-China flights, the airline said.

American also said on Friday that it was suspending flights to and from the Chinese mainland beginning today through March 27.

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“Our teams are contacting affected customers directly to accommodate their needs. We will continue to evaluate the schedule for March 28 and beyond and make any adjustments as necessary,” the Fort Worth-based airline said in a statement.

American’s statement came after the Allied Pilots Association, a union representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots, sued the company to try to halt flights to and from China.

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“The safety and well-being of our crews and passengers must always be our highest priority—first, last, and always,” Capt. Eric Ferguson, the association’s president, said in a statement. “Numerous other major carriers that serve China, including British Airways, Air Canada, and Lufthansa, have chosen to suspend service to that country out of an abundance of caution.”

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