You may not have to wait quite as long as you thought to travel again.
Certain sanctions are lifting, and airlines are adding more and more international flights to their roster!
United Airlines recently announced they would be resuming or adding service to almost 30 international routes in September, with new flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America, plus vacation destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. Also, all change fees will continue to be waived through August 31.
Across the Atlantic, United plans to offer customers more opportunities to get to Europe and beyond from Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark, and San Francisco.
- Resuming service between Chicago and Amsterdam.
- Resuming service between Houston and Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
- Resuming service between San Francisco and Munich.
- Increasing to daily service between Chicago and Frankfurt, and between San Francisco and London.
For Latin America/the Caribbean, they are adding:
- New service between New York/Newark and St. Thomas.
- Resuming service between Costa Rica and Houston and New York/Newark.
- Starting new service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago and Washington-Dulles.
- Resuming service from Houston to Aguascalientes, Tampico and Veracruz in Mexico
They are also increasing domestic travel, including more than 40 daily flights on more than 48 routes across the U.S., including resuming flights to Hawaii.
“We continue to be realistic in our approach to building back our international and domestic schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances. “In September, we’re adding even more options for leisure travelers or those who want to visit friends and relatives, whether that’s within the United States or around the world.”
Of course, they have many safety procedures in place, including the requirement of masks (plus possibly revoking travel privileges for those who do not), state-of-the-art HEPA filters, and electrostatic spraying. You can read more about those here.
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