Airline Information (Responses to Tweets) During the Travel Ban

Urgent update 8pm Fri, Feb. 3:

URGENT: Lufthansa Allowing Passengers to Board to Boston through Feb 5

From Lawyers for Good Government:

“Below is Lufthansa’s advisory. We have confirmed that they are currently boarding visa holders in Germany who were previously prevented from boarding, including students. They will continue to do so until Sunday, but no one should wait in case these is a change. If anyone is trying to return to the US they should attempt to do so through a Lufthansa flight immediately.”


Below are tweet responses from airlines indicating their policies regarding whether they will transport travelers affected by the Travel Ban under President Trump’s Executive Order. This information was compiled (is being compiled) with help from the incredible members of Lawyers For Good Government.

This document remains in flux. I’ve added “tags” to this post for every airline which has responded, no matter how detailed (or not detailed) their response was.

This is a new and improved version of my previous post Responses from Airlines re Travel Ban Tweets – for ease of reference, it was simpler to just start a new post.

General Info

The International Air Transport Association issued the following: Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

Aer Lingus @AerLingus

Aeroflot @aeroflot

Aeromexico @Aeromexico

Air Berlin @airberlin

Air Canada @AirCanada

Air China @airchina

Air Europa @AirEuropa

Air France @airfrance

Air India @airindiain

Air New Zealand @FlyAirNZ

Air Transat @airtransat

American @AmericanAir

ANA (All Nippon Airways) @FlyANA_official

Asiana @AsianaAirlines

Austrian Airlines @_austrian

Avianca @Avianca

British Airways @British_Airways

Brussels Airlines @FlyingBrussels

Cathay Pacific @cathaypacific

China Eastern @ceairlines

China Southern @CSAIR_GLOBAL

Delta @delta

EgyptAir @egyptair

El Al Istreal @el_al_airlines; @elalusa

Emirates @emirates

Link to Emirates Operational updates

Ethiopian @flyethopian

Etihad Airways @ethiadairways

EVA Air @EVAair

Finnair @finnair

Hainan @hainanAirlines

Iberia @iberia_en

Icelandair @icelandair

Japan Airlines @JAL_Official_jp



The link from KLM: Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

Text from KLM:

On 28 January 2017, President Trump of the United States of America signed an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. As a result, KLM was compelled to inform seven passengers on Saturday that they would not be able to fly to the USA. Like all other airlines, KLM has to comply with the entrance requirements that countries set for travellers. Airlines are not permitted to carry passengers who do not meet those entrance requirements. In this, KLM complies with the aviation authorities’ international agreements. KLM regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers who were confronted with this sudden change of circumstances. Although the fact that these passengers were unable to fly to the USA lies entirely outside KLM’s sphere of influence, we decided to offer these passengers a voucher equivalent in value to the flight they were unable to take to the USA. KLM thereby hopes to alleviate to some degree the inconvenience caused by the decision taken by the American authorities. KLM now informs affected passengers prior to departure. Passengers who were already on their way to Schiphol have been offered a free flight back to where they departed from. No KLM passenger has got stuck anywhere. KLM recommends you refer to the American authorities to find out the exact requirements for entry into the USA. Please read the IATA statement about travelling to the US. ( …)”

Korean Air @KoreanAir_KE

Kuwait @KuwaitAirways

LATAM Airlines Brasil @LATAM_BRA

LOT @LOTAirlinesUS

Lufthansa @lufthansa

Lufthansa Travel Information re New Immigration Restrictions for Travel to the USA

@nihonmama @turkishairlines @emirates As with all other travel restriction cases, passengers, as well as airlines, are obliged to follow 1/2

— Lufthansa (@lufthansa) January 31, 2017

Norwegian @Fly_Norwegian

Pakistan International Airlines @pakistanintairlines

Philippine Airlines @flyPAL

Qantas @Qantas

Qatar Airways (update from Lauren: @qatarairways)

Royal Air Maroc @RAM_Maroc

Royal Jordanian @RoyalJordanian

SAS @sas

SATA ‏@_azoresairlines

Saudia @Saudi_Airlines

Singapore Airlines @singaporeAir


TAP Portugal @taportugal

Thomas Cook @TCAirlinesUK

Ukraine International @fly_uia

United @united

Virgin Atlantic @virginatlantic

WestJet @westjet

WOW @wow_air

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