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Aeroflot to offer three-year vouchers and discounts to passengers unable to travel due to COVID-19

Aeroflot to offer three-year vouchers and discounts to passengers unable to travel due to COVID-19

Aeroflot today announces more details of the vouchers it will offer to passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether due to their flight being cancelled or because they decided not to travel.

The vouchers will cover the cost of the fare and will be valid for three years.

Tickets for all domestic and international flights are eligible across fare classes. Non-refundable tickets for non-cancelled flights are eligible if the passenger informed the airline of their intention not to travel ahead of time.

Aeroflot is also offering additional incentives to encourage passengers to make future bookings using the new vouchers.

Passengers holding tickets for cancelled flights will automatically be given a one-time 15% discount on the cost of a ticket of the same fare for their new flight. For passengers holding Flex fare class tickets, the one-time discount will be 25%.

Discounts are non-transferable and non-combinable.

Vouchers are valid for three years from the original date of travel.

Passengers will be able to apply for vouchers after the end of the current self-isolation regime in Russia, but not before 15 May at the earliest. Passengers can apply for vouchers at Aeroflot sales offices and other official representations.

The offer is applicable to tickets purchased before 1 May 2020:

  • for travel to/from China from 18 February inclusive;
  • for travel to/from other international destinations from 5 March inclusive;
  • for travel on domestic routes from 18 March inclusive.

Tickets purchased from 1 May will be eligible for Aeroflot’s standard rules on refunds and returns.


HAL@HOME Takes Fans on a Virtual Holland America Line Cruise: Foodie Edition

HAL@HOME Takes Fans on a Virtual Holland America Line Cruise: Foodie Edition

Holland America Line is bringing its award-winning onboard entertainment, culinary scene, destination highlights and more to the homes of fans with HAL@Home, a new virtual cruise experience. Through cooking demonstrations, musical performances and enriching videos, the premium cruise line is connecting with guests who can “come aboard” from the comfort of their computer.

The HAL@Home series kicked things off with a cooking demonstration by Culinary Council Member Ethan Stowell, and it has been overwhelmingly well-received. New HAL@Home editions are released weekly, with plans for the series to continue through early summer.

With each new release, Holland America Line sends an email to past guests and those signed up to receive communications, and all of the videos live on Holland America Line’s YouTube channel, HollandAmericaFans.

Get a taste of our HAL@Home series with some culinary-focused videos below!


Chef Ethan Stowell, esteemed Culinary Council member and executive chef and owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants in Seattle, gets busy in the kitchen demonstrating how to make one of his favorite pasta dishes. Who’s hungry?


Rudi Sodamin, Master Chef and chairman of the Holland America Line Culinary Council of all-star chefs, brilliantly showcases a delicious scallop and citrus salad that’s easy enough to make at home. In just a few minutes, and with only one skillet, Rudi shows you how to brighten up a special weekend meal.


Holland America Line’s Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff’s signature cocktails are a hit on our ships, and perfect for a Friday virtual happy hour — especially those hosted by our brand ambassador, Seth Wayne! Get ready to muddle, shake and garnish the perfect drink to kick off the weekend. Cheers!

Stay tuned for more HAL@Home videos, coming soon!