On January 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. This requirement will go into effect on January 26, 2021 for all airline passengers entering the United States, INCLUDING U.S. Citizens. In response to this, we here … Read morePalace Resorts, Le Blanc Spa Resorts, & AM Resorts Step Up To Assist Guests Adding Free Covid Testing To Packages!
In April, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced a new rule for screening carry-on baggage. The new rule is that you now must remove all electronics bigger than a cell phone (more than 4 inches by 6 inches) from your baggage and place them in their own bin for X-ray screening. This includes: Tablets E-readers Handheld … Read moreDo You Know TSA’s New Carry-on Rule?
American Airlines has delayed the rollout of its new premium economy cabin until late 2018. According to FlightGlobal, the carrier is scheduled to complete retrofitting its Airbus A330-200s, Boeing 777 and 787 fleets by the third quarter of next year. American president Robert Isom originally announced installation would be complete by June 2018. Speaking at … Read moreAmerican Delays Premium Economy Rollout
Alaska Airlines has announced that starting August 8, it will once again offer service to Mexico City. The airline first started flying to Mexico’s capital in 2005 but discontinued those flights in 2015. In March, Alaska received tentative approval for the new flights after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made available 24 slot pairs … Read moreAlaska Airlines Returns to Mexico City in August
Following a meeting between the United States Department of Homeland Security and representatives of the European Union, an expanded laptop ban could be coming “in the next several days or weeks,” according to a senior Trump administration official cited by The New York Times. American and European officials met Wednesday to discuss a potential expansion … Read moreReport: Laptop Ban on Flights From Europe Could Come in Days or Weeks
As U.S. and European Union (EU) officials prepare to meet to discuss a potential expansion of the laptop ban, travel industry organizations are warning of the potential impact an expansion could have on tourism. ABC News reports that U.S. and EU officials are scheduled to meet in Brussels Wednesday to discuss the reported possibility of … Read moreAs U.S., EU to Meet on Laptop Ban, Industry Warns of Broader Impact
To continue its transatlantic expansion, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air has announced two new routes from London to Seattle and Denver, with prices starting at just £199 or around $246. More than 125,000 seats will be available on the carrier’s first routes from London’s Gatwick Airport, which are targeted at both business and leisure travelers looking … Read moreNorwegian Adds Low Cost European Flights From US West
Based on Tuesday’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security, it appears the current ban on electronic devices on specified flights to the United States is likely to expand in the future. According to CNN.com, the current electronics ban prohibits items such as laptops, tablets, cameras, children’s video games and more on flights from nine … Read moreAirline Electronics Ban Likely to Expand
In separate announcements, United Airlines and Aeromexico both said they will introduce new U.S. routes later this spring and summer. United will have 13 new routes to secondary cities and, strengthening its position at its home base, will have six of them out of its home base at Chicago O’Hare, according to Boarding Area. Starting … Read moreUnited, Aeromexico To Introduce New U.S. Routes
December brought the first year-over-year bump in domestic monthly airline ticket prices in almost two years. Analysts, however, remained divided last week over whether the increase will be the start of a new trend driven by higher fuel and labor costs or merely a blip. “Things may change with a new administration and new labor … Read moreNew trend or mere blip? Analysts split on December airfare increase
A year mired in polarizing rhetoric and calls of racism and prejudice from all corners of the country will again hear of another person’s claim of being kicked off a flight simply for the language they used. This time, it’s YouTube star Adam Saleh who claims that he was kicked off a Delta flight for, … Read moreYouTube’s Adam Saleh Kicked Off Flight, Claims Racism
Oriinally published in Travel Weekly News By Johanna Jainchill & Robert Silk / December 06, 2016 In an uncanny confluence of events over the span of four days last month, the first commercial flights since 1961 took off from the U.S. to Havana, longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro died and president-elect Donald Trump tweeted a … Read moreCommercial flights start to Cuba despite an uncertain future
originally published in Travel Weekly news By Robert Silk / December 06, 2016 Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has opened the first phase of its $590 million renovation of Terminal 3. Improvements in this first of three project phases include 31 new common-use ticket counters; a larger, consolidated security checkpoint; and the new Museum Gallery, dedicated to … Read moreFirst phase of Terminal 3 project completed at Phoenix airport