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Delta Air Lines, allowing the passengers to modify, cancel, Dominican Republic travel plans

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Delta Air Lines is allowing passengers to rebook or cancel their Dominican Republic travel plans without incurring additional costs in the midst of ongoing reports of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the country.

The mention of “the recent events in the Punta Cana area,” a notice published in the Delta’s Advice page-it says travel could be “affected with the Punta Cana and the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

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The airline is now giving passengers three options that are ahead of the Dominican Republic’s travel plans by booking through Aug. 15 to Remain on the flight, change the flight dates or cancelling the route altogether.

You must be a trip to PUJ, prior to the 21st of June, in order to be eligible. Those of you who are still on their scheduled flights don’t have to do anything, while those who want to change the flight dates to be able to rebook for a trip by Feb. 20 at no extra cost. For those of you who are canceling their trips in total, Delta will issue a credit for the use of up to one year from the original date of booking. Following the cancellation and re-booking, however, change and fare difference charges.

For passengers who want to change the origin or the destination of a flight, it will also be a written record of the application to change and the rate of charges, Delta said.

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Delta’s opinion is in the middle of the reports, nearly a dozen of US tourists die in the country over the past 18 months. The frequency of the flights and, increasingly, in June, of 45 or more, cancellations notified between June 1 and June 17, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Bookings between July and August, have also seen a 59 per cent decrease compared to the previous year, Fox Business reported.

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In response to this, and the other major carriers, including United and American, have confirmed to Fox News that the carriers have to deal with passengers on a case-by-case basis.

“With safety as our top priority, and we follow the events in the Dominican Republic,” said United Airlines in a statement obtained by Fox News. “We have not issued a travel waiver, at this time, but you will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis.”

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In the south-west of the existing policy, however, is that the customer may cancel the travel plans of up to one hour before the flight to get the “full credit” advice, or not. A representative has also stated that the airline will always have to work with customers regarding any issues that arise.

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