Avianca Files Bankruptcy, Packed United Flight, Will Americans Be Able to Travel Internationally?

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Avianca Boeing 787 right diagonal view
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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you. Here are the articles for Monday, May 11, 2020, that we think you should read.

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Cancel for Any Reason Insurance, Explained. – If you’re planning to book a trip, travel insurance might be a good purchase in today’s uncertain world. However, not all travel insurance is created equal. In fact, many travel insurance policies specifically exclude situations like coronavirus. That’s where “cancel for any reason” insurance comes in. Just be prepared to pay a higher premium for that benefit.

Packed United flight leaves passengers ‘scared,’ ‘shocked’ amid fears of the coronavirus. – While many airlines have vowed to keep middle seats open, not all have. These passengers found out the hard way on a packed flight from Newark to San Francisco. At least everyone was wearing masks.

US Citizens Shouldn’t Assume That They’ll Be Able To Travel Internationally Anytime Soon. – All of us wish that things will “return to normal” as soon as possible, but even if the U.S. opens quickly, that doesn’t mean that other countries will be so welcoming. Some are still banning incoming flights or non-citizens, while others require visitors to quarantine for 14 days. Unfortunately, it will be far longer than we currently realize before we can travel internationally like we used to.

Israel Approves $400MM Bailout For El Al. – Governments are pulling out all stops to ensure that government-run airlines and those that bring considerable tourism to their country stay afloat.

World’s second-oldest airline, Avianca, driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus. – Filing bankruptcy seems like a bad thing, but many corporations use this tool to eliminate or reduce debt and to get out of unprofitable leases. Time will tell if the airline can come out of bankruptcy in a better financial position.

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