Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Japan to South Bend
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Nice crew"
Cons: "The first class flight attendant didn’t smile a single time. We weren’t in first class but it was noticeable"
Cons: "Flight was very late departing"
Cons: "Did not seem to be able to control the movie, to restart, or FF or REWIND."
Cons: "Food could of had a better selection but wasn’t the worst I’ve had"
Cons: "Did not seem to be working for anyone... Had Netflix already downloaded, but the seat back tv just played advertisements of all tv you could not watch."
Cons: "No flight"
Pros: "They gave out ice cream and plenty of snacks."
Cons: "I could not choose my seat"
Cons: "Temp was way too hot. Made for a long flight."
Pros: "They were very kind to my very tired toddler for a late night flight."
Pros: "I was so pleased that United offered the flexibility to change my flight before the chicago snowstorm without incurring a change fee."
Cons: "I paid for seats on my original flight. But ended up sitting separate from my traveling companion on the new flight."
Pros: "I like how orderly and quick the boarding process was."
Cons: "Small old plane without any entertainment."
Pros: "My attendants"
Cons: "No free food"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "They got my vegetarian food order right"
Cons: "Old airplanes both there and back, we had a choice of a few movies on a TV that we couldn't access on demand so you had to start half way through, and the quality was appalling. We were supposedly promised we could stream onto our devices via wifi but this didn't happen"
Cons: "I would have liked to arrive home before 12 noon but due to United delaying my fligh twice and not being able to make the connection in washington . I had to plead with them to put me on a direct flight to Newark which made me fly another carrier "American airlines". I'm not sure what the issue was for the delays but it was frustrated."
Cons: "Thought we were going to have to spend the night on New Jersey. Because of it. No apologies or compensation. As a result, we didn't get home until almost 3:00 A.M."
Cons: "We didn't have seats assigned and the gate attendent didn't take the time to tell any of the 20 of us waiting for 15-20 mins to speak to a gate agent what was going on until AFTER she boarded the rest of the plane. When asked what was going on she responded "excuse me, I'll get to you when I get to you and thanks for your 'non attitude'" to the woman who asked her if she had any plans to greet us or even ackwnowledge us. Then the flight attendants became flustered as they realized they separated a 5 year old child and his father and sat the child in the emergency seat. When several of us attempted to help they were rude so when I put my headphones in to pass the time and didn't hear the woman ask if I was willing to sit in the emergency isle she snidely said "there's always one millenial not paying attention." Ummm.... I had my eyes closed and was listening to my music since they clearly wanted us to mind our own business and NOT try to help the father (meanwhile all of us strangers were trying to figure out how to rearrange in order to help). The only reason entertainment gets a 2 is bc I had good conversation with the passenger next to me, not because of anything United did. Really unbelievable that they continue to operate this way and treat PAYING customers like this. It's sad actually."
Pros: "Crew at the airport and on the plane were wonderful!"
Pros: "Leg room paid extra for economy plus"
Cons: "Paid extra for economy plus, my seat didnt recline"
Pros: "The courteous agent at the gate"
Cons: "Not being able to get a flight over 20 hours later!"
Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Too tight to sit in seat"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding takes too long"
Pros: "Instead of just giving a cup of the beverage of choice, they gave us the whole can. I liked the snack they handed out much better than the pretzels on the trip out. The wheelchair assistance was wonderful."
Cons: "You ask us to rate the entertainment, but there isn't a n/a box and there really isn't any unless you use an electronic device."
Pros: "I like that the seats were more comfortable and had at least some padding."
Cons: "The gate had no comfortable seats and looked like a minimalists ' lounge. The gate agent did not actively give any updates to the boarding process."
Cons: "Lavatories did not seem to have been cleaned"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Cramped seating."
Pros: "Great experience. No hitches."
Pros: "No long waits. Smooth travel."
Pros: "I don't like the small planes United uses."
Cons: "I've never been on a flight with so many screaming children and mothers walking up and down the aisle, dispersing the screaming. Awful flight."
Cons: "We did not leave on time"
Pros: "The stewardess miss polanxo was great"
Pros: "Made the flight-arrived home early-good landing!"
Cons: "Racing to make it-thought we hadn't."
Pros: "Late boarding, other then that ok."
Pros: "Great short flight"
Pros: "Quick easy boarding"
Cons: "A bit of delay not to bad though"
Cons: "They canceled my flight, lost my luggage made me miss events in my life on my vacation and only comped me 20$ food ticket which is nothing in an airport. And I was stuck in an unfamiliar airport for 10 hours waiting for a new flight through another airline. Oh and dod I mention the bag they lost for a whole day was 50lbs of fresh Alaskan seafood and yes it all was thawed.... I will never fly United airlines again."
Pros: "My flight was rescheduled so I hope I did not get charged for another flight."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "That I finally got home although it was 4 in the morning!"
Cons: "Delays started early in the afternoon and continued for several hours. At one point the flight was cancelled. About 30 minutes later another flight was created with a 1-3 am flight. We should have been given an option to fly this late or rebook for free. It was too late to travel at this point."
Cons: "Hasnt even left yet. 3 hours late"
Pros: "The staff was helpful and friendly and boarding was fast"
Cons: "There was gooey stuff in the cracks of the inside paneling near the seams where something had seeped in, but overall, not bad. There was no entertainment other than their magazine provided, so that is not applicable."
Cons: "Never made it so I can't rate it"
Pros: "I loved the crew, everyone was very nice. And the flight was great too. I will be using United Airlines in the future for my flights."
Pros: "Flight attendant up front was great"
Airlines flying from Japan to South Bend have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Japan to South Bend
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Japan to South Bend
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Japan to South Bend
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Japan to South Bend
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Japan to South Bend