I wrote earlier about the leaked two week post- arrival self isolation widely being reported in the UK press. I wonder if this changes what happens with refunds from airlines. At the moment airlines are shrinking schedules and cancelling flights, triggering refunds for many passengers.
I wonder if the proposed change gets them off the hook?
Flights still operate – some people may be able to travel as they can accommodate the 2 week isolation on return. As the flight doesn’t get cancelled, but people don’t or won’t spend two weeks in their homes, they cancel the ticket. This makes it a voluntary cancellation and so very few fares will enable a refund.
Flight are going operating as cargo flights so airlines are making some money from that it seems.
So is this a good move for the airlines?