2020 Travel Halted: COVID-19

On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 Coronavirus as a global pandemic. This has brought global travel to a halt. The entire industry is frozen and we’ve seen flights been reduced by at least 80%. Here are some of the latest developments:


Emirates is now testing all passengers for COVID-19 prior to their flights: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-becomes-first-airline-to-conduct-on-site-rapid-covid-19-tests-for-passengers/

Planes parked @ IAD at the end of March:

Planes @ IAD

Planes @ IAD


Airlines cut 80%+ capacity: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/united-airlines-cuts-80-of-capacity-expects-bigger-reduction-in-may-2020-04-03 

Blocked seats to ensure social distancing:

Alaska E175 Seatmap

Alaska E175 Seatmap

Cancelled Tickets Refunded, DOT requirement: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-issues-enforcement-notice-clarifying-air-carrier-refund

Airline & Hotel Status Extensions: https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/alaska-airlines-extends-status-through-december-2021.html

Annual Fee refunds on Credit Cards: https://www.cnbc.com/select/coronavirus-chase-sapphire-reserve-100-annual-fee-credit/ 


Stay Home & Stay Healthy! We’ll travel again soon 🙂


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