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Posted: February 01, 2017

Airlines promise refunds in wake of Trump travel ban

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By Michelle Ewing

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Many airlines are offering waivers and refunds in the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

According to CNN, U.S.-based DeltaAmerican and United airlines pledged to offer refunds and rebooking options for any travelers hit by Trump's executive order, which instituted a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, as well as a 120-day suspension of the refugee program. The order also blocked Syrian refugees from coming to the United States indefinitely.

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The New York Times reported that British AirwaysAir Canada, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai-based Emirates Airlines also will allow affected customers to rebook or request refunds.

German airline Lufthansa said on its website that "affected passengers can request one free-of-charge rebooking."

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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