Is the leaked 2-week UK isolation a way for airlines to avoid refunds?

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?


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