After two years of disrupted travel plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fading of the Omicron variant has many older Americans eager to return to the roads and skies in coming months. There’s no guarantee, however, that another variant won’t upend plans or lead vulnerable people to rethink their travels.

The good news is the travel industry is much more flexible with vacationers who need to change plans. Many car rental shops and hotels allow cancellations within 24 hours of pickup or arrival. And most airlines aren’t charging fees for changes up to 24 hours before a flight; some allow same-day changes fee-free. Even cruise lines, which have a reputation for being inflexible, have relaxed their change policies.

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