Airline Ticket Policies for Thailand, Post Coup

Following the military coup in Thailand, some airlines have revised ticket policies for those flying to and from Bangkok, while other airlines issued internal memos on how to deal with travelers, the Wall Street Journal reports. United Airlines is waiving charges for flight cancellations, rescheduling and other fees for passengers with reservations booked to Bangkok International Airport on or before Sept. 19. A United spokesman says the airline issued policy changes after hearing of the coup, in which military leaders seized control while then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was abroad. United operates one daily flight to Bangkok from Tokyo's Narita International Airport. Travelers have until midnight of their departure date to make provisions. Those scheduled to travel last week and through September 26 are advised to reschedule trips to depart by Oct. 30. Plans to extend policy changes may occur as Thailand's situation unfolds, said a United spokesman.

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