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Delta Filling Middle Seats to Keep Up With Demand

Delta Air Lines has been filling middle seats over the Easter weekend to keep up with demand, despite previously extending its ‘no middle seat’ policy through the end of the month. The popular American airline has seen its highest numbers of passengers since the pandemic began over the weekend, but due to staff shortages had …

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Delta Offering Free Vaccinations at Atlanta International Airport

Delta has partnered with the state of Georgia and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations sites inside and near the airport. Additionally, Delta is partnering with Lyft on the “Fund a Ride” program to provide rides to vaccination sites to those in need. These partnerships will help speed up a return to …

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Southwest Announces New Flights To Vacation Hot Spots For Spring and Summer

Southwest Airlines’ network is seeing rapid growth as the carrier just announced the launch of Myrtle Beach, expansion in Austin, and new, nonstop service to popular vacation destinations. The latest additions to the carrier’s trajectory total a whopping 36 new routes in time for summer. The move comes as air travel hits pandemic-era highs and …

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New Flights To Puerto Vallarta From U.S. Amid Strong Demand

According to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) who manages the Puerto Vallarta Airport, flight connectivity to the popular Mexican tourist destination is up 19% compared to February. American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest and United have all announced new flights to Puerto Vallarta starting this month resulting in increased frequencies and resumption of suspended routes in response …

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Qantas To Resume International Flights in October

Qantas Airlines, the flag carrier of Australia, have announced they are planning to restart international passenger flights to most destinations from October 31st, 2021. That also applies to Jetstar, the lower-priced carrier owned by the company. This is a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July 2021, which had been in place since mid-2020. …

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Air New Zealand To Trial Vaccine Passport On International Flights

How it works Users will be able to create a digital health wallet connected to their e-passport. Once tested or vaccinated, labs will securely transfer the results to the user’s app. The information can then be used to determine whether the traveler fits the health and safety standards of the country they are planning to …

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American Airlines and JetBlue Partnership Adds 33 New Flight Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue will be officially launching their partnership by offering nearly 80 codeshare flights and 33 new routes to their customers.  The partnership, concentrating predominantly on the Northeast markets of the U.S, will be offering codeshare flights and new routes to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport …

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WestJet Suspends Routes to Four Canadian Cities

Sweeping government restrictions relating to travel have sternly impeded operations of Canadian airline carriers. In the most recent development, Calgary-based WestJet has announced it will be moving to temporarily suspend the services for four routes. Destination cities which will be affected are St. John’s N.L, London Ontario, and Lloydminster and Medicine Hat in Alberta. Route suspensions are …

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JetBlue Announces New Changes to Carry-on and Cancellation Policies

JetBlue airways has announced changes it will be making to its fare and fee structures, with a significant modification being applied to its most inexpensive tickets, in which allowances for a full-size carry-on will be excluded. The airline has also revealed modifications to their change and cancellation policies, as the current policy to waive fees is set …

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WestJet says Air Canada Takeover Of Air Transat Will Result In Higher Fares

Last week’s governmental approval of Air Canada’s proposed bid to acquire rival Air Transat for $190 million did not sit well with others in the industry, particularly WestJet. The President and CEO of the Calgary-based carrier, Edward Sims, expressed his disdain of the approval in a blog post released late last week. Sims alleged that …

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Etihad Is The First Airline To Vaccinate All Of It’s Air Crew

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world to have 100% of its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated against COVID-19. This initiative is welcome news for the aviation industry, which has seen massive disruptions and financial setbacks due to COVID-19. The vaccine is widely seen as the answer to reopening the world, with …

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Aeromexico Suspends Flights to Canada

In a statement given last week, Aeromexico has announced it will be suspending all flights to Canada this month.  The Mexican carrier noted that it would cease flights to Toronto as of February 8th, and those to Montreal and Vancouver as of February 10th, to provide accommodations for current travelers to have a way to …

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