A couple of days ago the FAA added a ban on flights between the US and Turkey, following the military coup in the country. The FAA created an indefinite ban, and said they’d reconsider it no later than August 15, 2016. That wasn’t to say it would definitely be lifted by then, or that it wouldn’t lifted before then, but rather that they’d review it by then at the latest. Just an hour ago, Tiffany wrote an excellent post about how to handle ticket changes in light of the situation.
Well, as Tiffany noted in an update in her post, the good news is that the FAA ban on flights between the US and Istanbul has now been lifted.
— The FAA (@FAANews) July 18, 2016
All Turkish Airlines flights between the US and Turkey will resume by tomorrow.
Attention to U.S passengers, all flights to and from the United States of America will resume as usual starting from July 19th.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) July 18, 2016
That’s great news, though I’m sure many people still won’t feel safe traveling to/through Turkey, so perhaps in some ways this makes it more difficult for those people, since it will likely be tougher to get an exception to get rebooked.
If you’re booked to fly through Istanbul in the coming days/weeks, do you plan on taking your flights as scheduled?