In early 2020, health agencies began warning about the uncontrolled spread of the virus, with many travelers opting to cancel upcoming trips in light of stay-at-home or quarantine orders.
In response, airlines started offering future travel credit for voluntary itinerary changes in late February and beyond. (When a flight is canceled or significantly changed by the airline, you’re entitled to a cash refund.)
While carriers have improved these flexible change and cancelation policies in recent months — many permanently eliminating change fees altogether — there’s still one big issue: airline tickets and vouchers expire.
It remains to be seen if airlines will issue blanket extensions to expiring vouchers, though. Hopefully, they will; if not, it might pay to book something now — with the hope that the pandemic ends sooner rather than later.
Source: The Points Guy