No one saw the catastrophe that is 2020 coming, especially not the travel industry. Tourism has been heavily impacted by the pandemic, which has forced airlines, cruise ships, and more to become more adaptable.
In an unprecedented move, United Airlines announced a new no change fees policy. What makes it such a standout compared to those implemented by Delta Air Lines and American Airlines? United's is permanent.
United announced that the initiative was designed to better support their customers. During these times, this is exactly what travelers need.
If you book a flight with United and need to make a change, you won't experience fees if you're traveling within the continental U.S. or to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. You must also carry one of the following types of tickets: Economy, Economy Plus, United First, United Business, United Premium Plus.
According to their website, "You can change tickets for Basic Economy or international travel that are issued by December 31, 2020, without change fees."
This isn't the only gift United has blessed its customers with. The company has also created an interactive map to help travelers better understand where they can visit and what restrictions they may encounter.
Known as the Destination Travel Guide, the tool is available on United's website and mobile app.
Once you decide where you'd like to visit within the U.S., click on the state and you'll be directed to the destination's list of entry restrictions and things to do.
Some states are open with no travel restrictions, though that doesn't necessarily mean there is plenty of things to do. With United's interactive map, you'll easily be able to plan any trip you take during the pandemic.
Has United become your favorite airline yet, or is that just us?
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