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United Joins Delta and American in Temporarily Suspending All Flights to and From China

Delta will halt all flights to and from China beginning Feb. 6. American and United also will suspend flights.
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Delta Air Lines  (DAL)  was the first of three airlines Friday to suspend all U.S. flights to China starting Feb. 6 through April 30 on concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Delta will continue to have flights coming back from China through next Wednesday, Feb. 5. Outbound flights to the country will cease on Feb. 3.

The company said that travelers affected by the change can go to the “My Trips” section of Delta's website to “help them understand their options.”

Those options include rescheduling flights for after April 30 and refunds.

Meanwhile, American Airlines  (AAL)  announced that it will suspend its operations to and from mainland China beginning immediately through March 27.

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The company said that its team is contacting affected customers directly to accommodate their needs and that it will continue to evaluate its flight schedule for March 28 and beyond as it monitors the spread of the virus. 

United Airlines  (UAL)  announced that it will also suspend flights starting Feb. 6. 

United, which has the most U.S. flights to China, earlier this week said that pilots will be allowed to drop their trip without pay.

China has reported nearly 10,00 cases of coronavirus infections with more than 200 deaths attributed to the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control on Thursday announced the first case of human-to-human transmission of the disease in the United States.

Shares of Delta were falling 2.24% to $55.82, while American Airlines shares declined 3.34% to $26.80. United shares dropped 3.6% to $74.96.