AIRLINES CANCELLATION AND CHANGES POLICY DURING COVID-19(CORONA VIRUS)
Covid-19 a Epidemic spread In the whole world due to which all travel operations are temporarily suspended. All Airlines had cancelled their flights till 30 April 2020. Further decisions will be taken after 30 April 2020. During this pandemic situation the whole country is Lockdown and people cannot travel. Passengers are concerned about ticket amount they already paid. Due to this emergency situation DGCA( Director General of civil aviation ) and Airlines has given the advisory to secure the Air ticket amount paid by the passengers and to save them to survive. New policy has been introduced by the Airlines for changes and cancellation during COVID-19
Below are the updated changes and cancellation policy Applicable for some of the Low cost carriers operates within INDIA.
Changes/modification to Flight Booking
All the flights are suspended by the Airlines till 30 April 2020, Passengers are allowed to make changes to their flight reservation for future travel date without any airlines penalty . Only the fare difference will be Applicable if there is any. In some cases these policy can differ depending upon the airlines.
Cancellation/Refund of Flight Booking
The cancellation of flight is done due to the pandemic situation passenger can cancel the flight tickets however the ticket amount will not be refunded. The Amount will be kept with the airlines as a credit shell and passengers can use the same amount for future travel. They can re book the flight for any future travel with same airlines they were booked on.
If the passenger is not ready to accept the credit shell and looking for refund only than the general cancellation policy will be Applicable and passenger can get a refund by paying the cancellation policy as per the existing fare rules of the ticket.
Latest Update on Airlines Changes and Cancellation Refund Policy
As per the latest update from DGCA new policies are introduced regarding the air ticket changes and cancellation policy. Yes, airlines has to refund the full amount in case of cancellation or need to reschedule the flights for a new date however there are certain restrictions with it.
Passengers who had booked There flight tickets during the Lockdown period that is between 24 march 2020 till 3 may 2020 are eligible for a full refund for cancelled flight tickets. They can also make changes to There flight tickets free of charge however they have to pay the fare difference if their is any. Only the Airlines penalty will be waived off.
Most of the travelers has confusion or wrong information regarding the same.
For detailed info click on lick https://dgca.gov.in/digigov-portal/
How to get a full refund or make changes to your flight reservation ?
Their are more than 800 airlines operating in the world which includes low cost carriers also. Out of these airlines some.low cost carriers are offering full refund, some are offering credit Shell for a period of 1 year. Its the passengers Choice to opt any of the options and save There hard earned money.
Below are the list of few low cost carriers operating in India offering refund or credit shell or free of charge modification to your flight tickets.
Go air, indigo,spice jet, Air india,Air vistara,Air asia
It doesn’t matter whether the booking has been made with a travel agent or with the air lines directly. Passenger can get the changes or cancellation done with the airlines directly also.
During the Covid-19 every company has a shortage of staff. Passenger may have to wait in longer ques over the call to reach the airlines agent or the travel agent over the call. Passengers do not have to worry if they are not able to the get the changes or cancellation done,there money is saved with the airlines which can be utilize later.
Contact Details of few Low cost Carriers Operating in India
Indigo Airlines : 0124-6173838, +91-9910383838
Go Air : 1800 2100 999
Spice Jet : +91 9871803333,9654003333
Air India : 0124 264 1407
Air Asia : 080 4666 2222
Air Vistara : +91 9289228888
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