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Delta Suspending All Flights Between China and the United States

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Delta Air Lines announced this morning the temporary suspension of all flights between the United States and China.

The airline says “ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus” were the factor. This comes a day after the US State Department updated its previous travel warning to a Level 4: Do Not Travel to China.

Delta’s flight moratorium will last nearly three months — from February 6 to April 30.

The airline will operate flights from China through February 5. The final China-bound flight from the USA departs this Monday, February 3.

Delta is directing affected customers to the My Trips section of delta.com “to help them understand their options,” such as:

  • Reaccommodation to flights after April 30
  • Requesting a refund
  • Contacting Delta to discuss additional options.

— Chris

 

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2 Comments

  1. So they are going to fly the planes there empty no passengers so they have the equipment to honor return flights/tickets? I guess they will be loading them up with heavy cargo and be brokering to fill them up with that go into china? Easy work for the cabin crew going over! I bet the crew is all young in age as all seniority crew probably call in sick/off so probably a lot of reserves picking up flights? Interesting logistics story all this would be.

    If someone had a delta ticket for a return flight during their downtime Late Feb to April I guess another carrier would honor if flying out of china or delta would let you do a non-change to an earlier date flight? As for current ticket holders during the downtime wonder if they will receive full refunds or just delta credit as it is not their fault?

  2. Jerry Udell

    In Hong Kong. Supposed to fly back on China Eastern / Delta through Shanghai Friday. To JFK. Bummer. Now booked home on the competition. Impossible to talk to anyone at Delta even though I’m Plat. Stranded but will be home soon.

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