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  • Zika virus: Airlines are refunding tickets to Latin America

    United, American to offer refunds for travel to Zika-affected regions

    TODAY IN THE SKY

    Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY 7:15 p.m. EST January 26, 2016

    American and United say they will allow customers concerned about the Zika virus to cancel or postpone their trips if they’re ticketed to fly to areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus.

    United says its policy will include travel to all areas mentioned in a Centers for Disease Control alert. So far, American's covers flights to four destinations in Central America.
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel...ions/79366334/
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    Zika virus: Airlines are refunding tickets to Latin America

    by Jim Boulden @CNNMoney
    January 27, 2016: 10:52 AM ET

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    British Airways said pregnant customers with flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, or to Mexico City or Cancun (Mexico), could change their booking free of charge, delay their journey or choose an alternative destination. This applies through February.

    American Airlines (AAL) is offering pregnant passengers a full refund if they provide a doctor's note showing they are unable to fly to the following cities: San Salvador (El Salvador), San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa in Honduras, Panama City and Guatemala City.

    United Airlines (UAL) said its giving any customers "who are traveling to the affected regions the opportunity to rebook at a later date or receive a full refund."

    South American carriers LAN Airlines (LFL) and TAM Airlines are also offering to change tickets for pregnant passengers traveling to Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, French Guiana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Surinam and Venezuela.

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    http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/27/news...isory-refunds/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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