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Southwest Airlines Adds 19 New Travel Routes for 2021

Southwest Airlines has announced 19 new travel routes for the spring and summer of 2021. The expansion will see the addition of two new airports in the Southwest network, and enhanced services for Long Beach and Florida. The airline will also be adding Cancun as a third destination in Mexico, while adding two winter getaways …

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U.S. Land Border Closure with Canada and Mexico Extended Into New Year

In a presumably expected continuation of events, the US has extended their land border closure for non-essential travel with Canada and Mexico for an additional 30 days, which is now set to go through January 21st of the coming year. The restrictions, however, do not apply correspondingly to other forms of travel, such as air …

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U.S. Travel Numbers Hit Lowest Since July Following CDC Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently provided guidelines for celebrating the upcoming winter holidays, following the theme of Thanksgiving’s guidelines of avoiding all forms of travel.  The warning, coupled with rising COVID-19 cases, saw the TSA report Tuesday to have the lowest number of travelers at airports since July 4th.  The …

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Cleanliness Is Now Travelers Top Priority When Booking Trips

A recent survey by Honeywell Aerospace finds that travelers’ are most influenced by cleanliness and health measures when making travel decisions, even more so than cost. The global pandemic has become a factor in decision making which everyone must take into consideration.  Day-to-day activities, as well as long term planning, cannot be decided without first …

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W.H.O Plans New Digital Vaccine Certificate For Permission To Travel In 2021

In preparation of adjusting to a world in which COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, the travel industry is testing out procedures to establish the new protocols for travel going forward, specifically relating to the verification of travelers’ health credentials and vaccination status. Most recently, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced being in the final …

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Delta Announces Quarantine Free Travel Between U.S. and Netherlands

In an effort to revive dwindling sales and weakening travel demand, Delta Airlines is proactively pursuing strategies to alleviate the effects of the pandemic, while awaiting the arrival of a vaccine, to get markets to recover.  In recent weeks, the US airline carrier has announced a new passenger contact tracing initiative, as well as a …

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Delta Becomes First Airline to Launch New Passenger Contact Tracing

Delta is the first major US airline carrier to launch COVID-19 contact tracing to track data on the spread of the pandemic. With COVID cases dramatically rising across America, many travelers are becoming hesitant to fly, causing the demand for travel to drop even further below what the industry had initially forecasted for the pandemic.  …

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U.S. Airlines Crack Down on Emotional Support Pets

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized a ruling in relation to the transportation of service animals by air travel on Wednesday.  One of the major implications of the ruling is that it would no longer allow travelers with personal support animals, that are not certified and trained service animals, to be taken on board …

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CDC Says Temperature And Symptom Screening Ineffective At Airports

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that US airport measures to screen arriving travelers for COVID-19, such as symptom and temperature-checking, are ineffective. The study, which was guided by traveler data at designated US airports between January 17 to September 13, found that a total of …

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The Latest U.S. Interstate Travel Restrictions For December

With domestic travel spiking over Thanksgiving, the same can be expected for the busy December holiday season. With COVID-19 cases still surging across the country, here are latest interstate travel restrictions for December, 2020.  With the Thanksgiving holiday wrapping up, Americans set a new record for the busiest day of travel late last week.   Many …

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Latest Data On The Risk Of Catching COVID While Flying

Millions of people are still flying during the pandemic, but is it safe? With high quality air filtration systems and safety measures implemented by airlines, a recent research report says it’s safer to fly than going to a grocery store.  As optimism increases for a COVID vaccine and the finish line stretches closer, 2021 is …

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How COVID-19 Impacted The Way We Travel in 2020

The year has been unusual in many ways, and our travel behavior and trends did not take any exceptions. Among the top U.S. travel trends in 2020 were, prioritizing flexibility, health safety, staying close to home, extended vacations, and flying solo. Kicked off by the pandemic, 2020 has been a year packed with changes.  The …

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