If you’re like me, firstly, you have my sympathies, secondly flight changes will be nothing new to you… so you will be prepared for the Coronavirus.
Thankfully we also have the good services of our airline friends…
Among them these carriers who are offering free of charge changes:
American Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Air France, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, AirCanada and WestJet.
Each airline has slightly different rules, but most offer changes valid for ticketed/issued bookings from the month of March.
Lie back and think of Barbados
Not to diminish the health scare but while being vigilant and trusting the authorities (and now I’m just depressing myself) we can’t stop living.
Which seems to be TUI’s www.tuiholidays.ie mantra too.
They are teasing us with the Caribbean. And I need little tickling.
Eleven nights self-catering (just buy a bottle of rum and pineapple juice) at the 3*+ Divi Southwards Beach Resort. Flights from Dublin, From €1599pps.
Or try Mexico… I’ve been trying to get there for 30 years since immersing myself in Mexicana working as a bus boy in GuadalaHarry’s in Boston.
Go all-inclusive for for ten nights at the 3* Riu Lupita Playacar from €1599pps.
Just swimmingly: In Tenerife
Now perhaps it was because my Dear Old Dad was a doctor, and my Mum a sister – she still tells ‘the orderlies’ in her nursing home what to do…
But it’s given me utter faith in the medics to make sure everything goes OK.
The Canarians have been all over their coronavirus outbreak and are at pains to welcome us back over to their shores.
And you should also visit https://www.webtenerife.co.uk/what-to-do/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpam_bmG6AIVBLDtCh1hZwB4EAAYAiAAEgKqyfD_BwE.
The perfect host: Rachel, in South Africa
The twin challenges in Travel just now are facing down the Coronavirus and sustainability.
Who would bet against it being those clever South Africans at finding an antidote to the disease?
Particularly as they already have a handle on climate change with their magic plant, the spekboom, the answer to flight shame, flygskam, This plant can save the world.
Which is why I’m flagging up Cassidy Travel’s www.cassidytravel.ie six-night Cape Town escape from €819pps including flights from Dublin.
Explore the Winelands, the Garden Route and take in a Big Five Safari Tour.
You’ll be staying at the 4* The Hyde Hotel in the cosmopolitan Sea Point area.
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD