Southwest Airlines to start unblocking middle seats for holiday travel

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start fully booking popular routes, unblocking middle seats that it has kept vacant for months to make travelers feel safer during the pandemic. The Dallas-based carrier cited several studies that the airline said shows the risk of getting coronavirus on an airplane is extremely rare when everyone More...

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By admin On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Hawaii welcomes tourists again — so long as they’ve tested negative for Covid

HONOLULU — About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could produce a negative More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Amid fight for their survival, airlines ramp up for Thanksgiving travel boom

Thanksgiving will be the first time many people fly since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, and airlines — currently battling for the industry’s survival — are adding new routes to entice travelers More...

By admin On Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Ancient mummies unearthed in Egypt after more than 2,600 years

SAQQARA, Egypt — More than 2,600 years since they were buried, archaeologists in Egypt said Saturday they had found at least 59 ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of the country’s capital Cairo, More...

By admin On Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Cruises in U.S. waters halted until at least November, CDC says

Cruise ships will be barred from sailing in U.S. waters for at least another month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday, extending its “no sail” order through More...

By admin On Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Japan Airlines drops ‘ladies and gentlemen’ for gender-neutral greetings

Japan Airlines will stop addressing passengers as “ladies and gentlemen” in favor of gender-neutral phrases, in an effort to be more inclusive. Starting Thursday, announcements on flights and in airports More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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As layoffs loom, pilots face a tricky future

Thousands of pilots across the country are facing pink slips in a matter of weeks unless the airline industry receives more financial aid from the federal government. For many of them, flying has been their More...

By admin On Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Remote workers extend their vacations — to the delight of resort owners

In “normal” times, hotels in summer hot spots go into hibernation once Labor Day rolls around — but retreats are having strong fall seasons this year as the need for online learning and working More...

By admin On Monday, August 31st, 2020
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United Airlines will permanently scrap ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. The moves come as United and other airlines try desperately More...

By admin On Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Stressed remote workers turn to renting hotel rooms

In an effort to reverse pandemic-induced revenue losses reaching back to April, hotels in the U.S. and beyond are rolling out perk-laden packages for guests who would rather work remotely from a quiet hotel More...