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Why Basic Economy Might Be Better (or Worse) After COVID-19 Crisis

Peter Thornton - April 24, 2020
For the past few years, the expansion of Basic Economy fares has been one of…
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COVID-19 Flight Cancellations by Region and Airline

Airfarewatchdog Staff - April 24, 2020
To further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many major airlines have suspended,…
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Which Booking Sites Exclude Which Airlines?

Ricky Radka - April 22, 2020
Many consumers assume that their favorite airfare booking engine or "aggregator" includes fares on all…
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American Thinks Now is the Perfect Time to Raise Checked Baggage Fees

Ricky Radka - April 21, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic and just weeks after a multi-billion-dollar bail-out, American Airlines…
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Why Booking Future Travel Might Be a Bet Worth Making

Ricky Radka - April 20, 2020
COVID-19 has essentially shelved all travel for the near term, leaving many people daydreaming of…
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Airlines Change Frequent-Flyer Policies Amid Coronavirus

Patricia Magaña - April 20, 2020
As airplanes across the globe are grounded due to government-imposed travel bans, many airlines are…
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COVID-19 Flight Waivers and Refund Policies by Airline

Ricky Radka - April 20, 2020
With uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation stateside, many U.S.-based carriers are relaxing ticket…
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Without Adequate Supplies, Flight Attendants Risk Illness on the Job

Tracy Stewart - April 7, 2020
Just as airline passengers are at risk of contracting COVID-19, so too are crew members.…
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Only These Long-Haul Flights Remain on U.S. Airlines' April Schedules

Ricky Radka - April 1, 2020
While we've gone in-depth here on our coronavirus (COVID-19) flight cancellation page about worldwide carriers…
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States That are Restricting Domestic Travelers for 14 Days

Peter Thornton - April 1, 2020
Travel around the world has been upended due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many countries…

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