Another avenue to pursue is travel insurance. Passengers who purchased travel insurance with their flight might be able to get refunded if they meet certain criteria, explained Kasara Barto, a public relations manager for Squaremouth, a site that compares travel insurance policies.
“The employment layoff benefit can reimburse prepaid, non-refundable trip costs if a traveler has to cancel their trip due to an involuntary layoff or termination of employment,” Barto said in an email.
Policies must have been purchased prior to the layoff, and “most policies do require that the traveler has worked for the same employer for a specific period of time as well, typically one to three years,” Barto added.
Most trip cancellation protections offered by credit cards only apply in a limited number of circumstances, such as illness, injury or death — not job loss.
Read the full CNBC article online here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/18/how-to-get-refunds-on-travel-and-other-deals-made-before-coronavirus.html