Airlines Worldwide Rebooking Refugees’ Flights

January 28, 2017 Updated: January 28, 2017

Airlines around the world are turning away passengers, refunding tickets and rebooking flights in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

The order signed Friday included a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen. It also suspended the U.S. refugee program for four months.

That forced airlines to tell some customers they couldn’t proceed on flights to the U.S.

Dubai-based Emirates said a small number of its passengers were affected Saturday, and it was helping them rebook. Delta Air Lines and British Airways both said they were offering refunds for passengers who couldn’t complete their trips.

Several airlines, including Qatar Airways, posted travel alerts on their websites warning customers about the changes.