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COVID19 UA Suspensions,Reductions,Waivers;Cuts 90% Intl April,All Cities waiver 31May

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United Reinstates Some International Flights Across the Globe to Help Customers Get Where they Need to Be

CHICAGO, March 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- While travel demand continues to drop and United continues to adjust its schedules accordingly, the airline knows some people around the globe are displaced and still need to get home. While United's international schedule will still be reduced by about 90% in April, the airline will continue flying six daily operations to and from the following destinations – covering Asia, Australia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe – in an effort to get customers where they need to be. This remains a fluid situation, but United continues to play a role in connecting people and uniting the world, especially in these challenging times.

Flights continuing from now through May schedule
  • Newark/New York – Frankfurt (Flights 960/961)
  • Newark/New York – London (Flights 16/17)
  • Newark/New York – Tel Aviv (Flights 90/91)
  • Houston – Sao Paulo (Flights 62/63)
  • San Francisco – Tokyo-Narita (Flights 837/838)
  • San Francisco – Sydney (Flights 863/870)
In addition to the above, United has reinstated the following flights to help displaced customers who still need to get home.

Flights through 3/27 outbound
  • Newark/New York – Amsterdam (Flights 70/71)
  • Newark/New York – Munich (Flights 30/31)
  • Newark/New York – Brussels (Flights 999/998)
  • Washington-Dulles – London (Flights 918/919)
  • San Francisco – Frankfurt (Flights 58/59)
  • Newark/New York – Sao Paulo (Flights 149/148)
Flights through 3/29 outbound
  • San Francisco – Seoul (Flights 893/892)
In destinations where government actions have barred us from flying, we are actively looking for ways to bring customers who have been impacted by travel restrictions back to the United States. This includes working with the U.S. State Department and the local governments to gain permission to operate service.
United Airlines Continues Draw Down of International Schedule
CHICAGO, March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/
-- United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our employees, our customers and our business. Due to government mandates or restrictions in place prohibiting travel, the airline is reducing its international schedule by 95% for April. The revised international schedule will be viewable on united.com on Sunday, March 22:

Atlantic
  • United is drawing down its remaining trans-Atlantic operation. The final westbound departures will take place on March 25, with the exception of its Cape Town-New York/Newark service which will operate as previously scheduled with the last flight departing Cape Town on March 28.
Pacific
  • United will reduce its remaining trans-Pacific operation starting March 22, with final eastbound departures on March 25, with the exception of service between San Francisco and Tahiti and San Francisco and Sydney which will have final returns to San Francisco on March 28.
  • United will maintain some Guam flights as well as a portion of its Island Hopper service.
Latin America
  • United will reduce its Mexico operation over the next five days. After March 24, it will only maintain a small number of daytime flights to certain destinations in Mexico.
  • United will draw down its remaining Central and South America operations. The last southbound departures will take place March 24.
Canada
  • United will temporarily suspend all flying to Canada effective April 1.
In destinations where government actions have barred us from flying, we are actively looking for ways to bring customers who have been impacted by travel restrictions back to the United States. This includes working with the U.S. State Department and the local governments to gain permission to operate service.
United Airlines Further Reduces Domestic and International Schedules
March 17, 2020

CHICAGO, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our employees, our customers and our business. Due to a continued drop in travel demand as a result of this outbreak and government mandates or restrictions in place prohibiting travel, the airline today announced a 60 percent schedule reduction in April - this includes a 42 percent reduction across the U.S. and Canada and an 85 percent decrease in international flights.
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Domestic

While United does not plan to suspend service to any single U.S. city now - with the exception of Mammoth Lakes, CA - the airline is closely monitoring demand as well as changes in state and local curfews and government restrictions across the U.S. and will adjust its schedule accordingly throughout the month.


30 March
No change fees for new bookings
We know people are taking a second look at their travel plans right now, and we want you to have flexibility when planning your next trip — that’s why when you book a flight with us by April 30, 2020, you can change it for free over the next 12 months. See Terms and conditions

Tickets: For tickets issued March 3 through April 30, 2020, customers will be permitted to change free of charge to a flight of equal or lesser value for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date. If the new flight is priced higher, the customer may change for no fee but must pay the fare difference. If the new flight is priced lower, the customer may change for free but no residual value will be given. If the customer decides to cancel their flight, they can retain the value of the ticket to be applied to a new ticket without fee for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date.

Cancellations: If the customer decides to cancel the flight they booked between March 3 and April 30, 2020, they can retain the value of the ticket to be applied to a new ticket without fee for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date

Fare Validity: This applies to all tickets, all fare types, all destinations, all points-of-sale, all travel dates available for sale, provided ticket number starts with 016.

Minimum Stay: No minimum stay.

Blackout Dates: No blackout dates.

Miscellaneous: Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Seats are capacity-controlled and may not be available on all flights or days. Fares are nonrefundable except during the first 24 hours after purchase. Other restrictions may apply.
17 March

Travel from Europe

In order to assist customers departing Europe, we have capped fares to the United States from countries affected by the government-imposed travel policy. If you're scheduled to travel March 10 – April 30, 2020, and would like to change your plans, there is no fee to do so, regardless of when you purchased your ticket or where you're traveling. See waiver details

We will continue to fly our regular schedule from Europe to the U.S. through March 20, except Houston-London and Denver-London, which we’re suspending after March 16. From March 20 through the end of April, we expect to fly three daily flights to London and have daily service to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Paris and Zurich. We’ll also maintain multiple flights to Frankfurt and Munich, along with four flights a week to Lisbon.

We will continue to follow the situation in Europe closely and make any changes necessary.
International RefundsOur schedules remain fluid and as a result, we have waived change fees for any customer scheduled to travel through May 31, regardless of when they purchased their ticket or where they are traveling. As our international schedules evolve due to government mandates and restrictions, we are working to assist impacted customers in a way that is flexible and fair.

Our goal remains to automatically rebook as many customers as possible within 6 hours of their originally scheduled flight. For any customer whose international travel is cancelled or disrupted by more than 6 hours because of schedule changes resulting from government restrictions, they will retain a travel credit equal to the value of their ticket. That credit can be used towards any flight, to any destination, for 12 months from the time of purchase. If the customer chooses not to use the credit, they will receive a refund to their original form of payment at the end of that 12-month period. Importantly, this new way of helping customers manage through changing flight schedules also applies to residents from other countries that effectively can no longer travel to the U.S. because they would face a 14-day quarantine upon arrival as well as customers impacted by more broadly by government-mandated travel restrictions or quarantines. In addition, this change also maintains our ability to manage our business through this evolving and difficult set of circumstances.

International travel advisories and waivers

For more information about international travel:

Flight suspensions and schedule reductions

By Presidential Proclamation, the United States is currently denying entry to non-U.S. citizens who have visited or transited through the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran or certain countries in Europe within the last 14 days, unless you are a lawful permanent resident. Travel-restricted countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Customers who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents or immediate family members of U.S. citizens will be subject to additional health screenings on arrival to the United States. The CDC also advises that travelers returning from these countries in Europe must stay home for 14 days and monitor their health after returning to the U.S. Non-U.S. citizens who have visited the countries listed above in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United States.

After evaluating our operations between the U.S. and Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Shanghai, we’ve decided to suspend those flights through April 30. We’ve also suspended ticket sales for MileagePlus Award travel and flights originating in China or Iran on our partner airlines through April 30.

We're taking additional steps to reduce our international and domestic schedules in ways that minimize the impact to our customers. We're also in close contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations as we continue to evaluate the situation.
Summary
Service to PEK, PVG, CTU plus HKG suspend until 30 April 2020
Waivers for ICN until 30 June 2020, Northern Italy until 30 April 2020
Flight Reductions NRT, KIX, ICN, SPG, .. until late April 2020; Downguage TPE thru April 2020
Change fees removed for 1-30 March 2020 bookings for travel up to 12 months from the original ticket issue date
All change fees waived for tickets issued on or before March 2, 2020 thru 31 May 2020
Additional reductions to Europe starting 20 March
Suspensions IAH-EZE 16 March 2020 & ORD/IAD-GRU 1 April 2020, numerous schedule reductions for Mexico, South & Central America
UA to cut system capacity by 60% for April and May
Will parking some widebody jets


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Old Jan 28, 20, 12:46 pm
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Just got off the phone RES and HKG was just added to the waiver. Heads up.
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Old Jan 28, 20, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Cancelling one entire week of flights...yowza! Guess we will see a lot more widebodies doing hub-hub flying for a short period of time?
The CNBC article says a reduction of flights. Not sure it is all of them.

″We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will adjust our schedule as needed,” United said in a statement. United operates about 12 flights a day from the U.S. to mainland China and Hong Kong, and the changes will cut that number by three or four per day. The changes reduce flights to Hong Kong from San Francisco and Newark; to Beijing from Washington Dulles, Newark and Chicago; and Shanghai service from San Francisco, Newark and Chicago.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/unit...ronavirus.html
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United Airlines suspends some flights between US and China as coronavirus spreads

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/business/united-airlines-china-flight-cancellations/index.html
https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2020/01/28/united-china-suspension/


In total, 24 round trips are affected. They are between Hong Kong to San Francisco and Newark; Beijing (PEK) to Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare and Newark; and Shanghai (PVG) to San Francisco, Newark and Chicago O'Hare.
HKG
Newark (EWR) – on February 1st – UA179/180
San Francisco (SFO) – on February 4th and 6th – UA869/878
The reduction will effect westbound flights starting February 1st and eastbound flights starting February 2nd.

PEK
Chicago (ORD) – February 6th and 7th – UA851/850
Newark – February 4th and 5th – UA88/89
Washington Dulles (IAD) – February 2nd – 7th – UA 807/808
The reduction will effect westbound flights starting February 2nd and eastbound flights starting February 2nd.

PVG
Chicago – February 3rd, 5th, and 7th – UA835/836
Newark – February 4th and 6th – UA86/87
San Francisco – February 1st – 7th – UA891/890
The reduction will effect westbound flights starting February 1st and eastbound flights starting February 2nd.

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Old Jan 28, 20, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
The CNBC article says a reduction of flights. Not sure it is all of them.



https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/unit...ronavirus.html
This initial wave of temporary suspensions impacts select flights from Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington, D.C. (IAD), including the following flights to and from Hong Kong (HKG):

Hub Outbound from U.S. Inbound to U.S. Aircraft
SFO (869/878) 2/4/2020 2/5/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (869/878) 2/6/2020 2/7/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
EWR (179/180) 2/1/2020 2/3/2020 Boeing 777-200ER

Along with the following flights to and from Beijing (PEK):
Hub Outbound from U.S. Inbound to U.S. Aircraft
IAD (807/808) 2/2/2020 2/3/2020 Boeing 787-8
IAD (807/808) 2/3/2020 2/4/2020 Boeing 787-8
IAD (807/808) 2/4/2020 2/5/2020 Boeing 787-8
IAD (807/808) 2/5/2020 2/6/2020 Boeing 787-8
IAD (807/808) 2/6/2020 2/7/2020 Boeing 787-8
IAD (807/808) 2/7/2020 2/8/2020 Boeing 787-8
ORD (851/850) 2/6/2020 2/8/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
ORD (851/850) 2/7/2020 2/9/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
EWR (89/88) 2/4/2020 2/5/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
EWR (89/88) 2/5/2020 2/6/2020 Boeing 777-200ER

And these flights to and from Shanghai (PVG):
Hub Outbound from U.S. Inbound to U.S. Aircraft
SFO (891/890) 2/1/2020 2/2/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (891/890) 2/2/2020 2/3/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (891/890) 2/3/2020 2/4/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (891/890) 2/5/2020 2/6/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (891/890) 2/6/2020 2/7/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
SFO (891/890) 2/7/2020 2/8/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
EWR (86/87) 2/4/2020 2/5/2020 Boeing 777-300ER
EWR (86/87) 2/6/2020 2/7/2020 Boeing 777-300ER
ORD (835/836) 2/3/2020 2/4/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
ORD (835/836) 2/5/2020 2/6/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
ORD (835/836) 2/7/2020 2/8/2020 Boeing 777-200ER
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Originally Posted by nowayout203 View Post
Looks like UA is now allowing for refunds too:

China Novel Coronavirus - 1-24-2020

Airports

  • Beijing, CN (PEK)
  • Chengdu, CN (CTU)
  • Shanghai, CN (PVG)

Original travel dates

January 24, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Additional information

FLIGHT CHANGES:
  • The change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new United flights departing between January 24, 2020 - February 29, 2020, as long as travel is rescheduled in the originally ticketed cabin (any fare class) and between the same cities as originally ticketed.
  • For wholly rescheduled travel departing after March 31, 2020, or for a change in departure or destination city, the change fee will be waived, but a difference in fare may apply. Rescheduled travel must be completed within one year from the date when the ticket was issued.
  • Refunds are allowed for unflown flights, even for nonrefundable tickets. Please visit united.com/refunds to submit a refund request.
  • View your reservation and select Change Flight to search for alternate flights.
​ORIGINAL TICKET MUST HAVE BEEN PURCHASED BY:


January 27, 2020
Thanks. I took another screenshot and will upload to the wiki too.

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Originally Posted by J.Edward View Post
Just got off the phone RES and HKG was just added to the waiver. Heads up.
This is not official yet. The website does not show HKG yet & I just got off the phone with an agent that would not let me change my return from HKG for 1/31. I imagine that it is a HUCA situation & some agents are showing leniency on a case by case basis.
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Originally Posted by FlyngSvyr View Post
This is not official yet. The website does not show HKG yet & I just got off the phone with an agent that would not let me change my return from HKG for 1/31. I imagine that it is a HUCA situation & some agents are showing leniency on a case by case basis.
I was on the phone with an agent last night and she said nothing she can do for HKG for now.
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Originally Posted by J.Edward View Post
Just got off the phone RES and HKG was just added to the waiver. Heads up.
Thanks for heads up.

Question - would that mean if 1 leg includes HKG it qualifies for waiver? I am doing in March a EWR-NRT-CAN with a CAN-HKG-EWR return? Note - the there is a 10 hour overnight layover on the CAN-HKG part on the return.
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Question - would that mean if 1 leg includes HKG it qualifies for waiver? I am doing in March a EWR-NRT-CAN with a CAN-HKG-EWR return? Note - the there is a 10 hour overnight layover on the CAN-HKG part on the return.
Generally, yes.
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word is in Chicago is a possible suspension of all flights to China and Hong Kong through March if it gets worst. Working on Pilot, FA, aircraft schedule if they pull the trigger.
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word is in Chicago is a possible suspension of all flights to China and Hong Kong through March if it gets worst. Working on Pilot, FA, aircraft schedule if they pull the trigger.
Wow that is huge. I heard from reports they expect the worst of the outbreak to occur in late February / March.
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HKG was just included on United website:
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...eptionPolicies

Allows rescheduling until February 29th, but no refunds (yet).
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
Generally, yes.
Originally Posted by dcsnowwake View Post
word is in Chicago is a possible suspension of all flights to China and Hong Kong through March if it gets worst. Working on Pilot, FA, aircraft schedule if they pull the trigger.
Done deal.

United Airlines suspends some flights between US and China as coronavirus spreads


https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/busin...ons/index.html
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"The White House has informed airline executives it is considering suspending all flights between the #US and #China. #coronavirus"

Might not be up to UA.
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Old Jan 28, 20, 4:33 pm
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Wiki has been updated with the latest known situation on waivers and suspensions BUT the situation is very dynamic.

But let's please limit the wiki updates to announced changes -- lots of rumors floating around which may or may not become true.

Please alert the Moderators if thread title changes are needed

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