Stop airlines cashing in on travellers during the coronavirus epidemic!

Stop airlines cashing in on travellers during the coronavirus epidemic!

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Sam Jones started this petition to Easyjet and

Currently, low cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair are treating customers unfairly by refusing to cancel flights to and from the UK and COVID-19-infected areas such as Italy.

Whilst many holidaymakers such as myself are planning to cancel trips to Italy amidst the latest coronavirus outbreak for fear of infection or a spoilt trip, these airlines are refusing to give refunds to those who change their plans or choose to abort their trips altogether. These carriers instead insist that flights will go ahead unless a directive from the government is released banning all flights to the area. This is despite many cities such as Milan being in total lockdown, and the vast majority of those who intended to fly having cancelled their accommodation, excursions and transfers etc. For the holidaymaker, this is money down the drain - as no refunds are given for trips cancelled by the customer on low cost carriers when the aircraft is still scheduled to depart.

Furthermore, what few passengers these flights carry pose an enormous risk to the country whereby infections can be easily carried back and spread to the British population, with no measures in force to test passengers on arrival to the UK. This can only increase the speed at which the infection spreads in our country. 

The only solution to this issue is if carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair cancel their flights to and from infected areas, rather than unfairly expecting customers to travel despite the great risks involved. This will ensure that customers do not lose out, and will instead receive refunds given they no longer wish to go through with their travel plans during this global health scare.

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