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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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LAX Offers Travelers 3-Hour PCR Test Results

Need a negative PCR test in order to travel? LAX airport has got your back with a new and super-fast on-site testing facility that delivers results within 3-5 hours. Many destinations are requiring negative PCR test results for entry, leaving travelers scrambling to find a clinic that offers test results in time for their flight. …

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Qatar Airways To Launch New Flights To Seattle This Month

Qatar Airways has recently announced the launch of four weekly flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) beginning in January 29 2021, ahead of schedule, as the airways expansion into the region was initially scheduled for March of this year.  The new launch will see four-times weekly service operated by the airline’s Boeing 777, featuring 42 …

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Delta Resumes Operations To 35 Destinations In Latin America And Caribbean

Delta Airlines is now flying to 35 different destinations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, resuming travel to nearly all markets in the region since pre-COVID. The airlines will be resuming service to Argentina, Chile and Ecuador to provide travelers with a better range of options for holiday and winter travel.  Speaking on the restart …

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First U.S. Flights Resume On The 737 Max

The first U.S. flights have resumed on the Boeing 737 MAX after more than 20 months of being grounded due to two fatal crashes.  American Airlines was the first airline to resume operations on the MAX on Tuesday as flight 718 took off from Miami to New York.  The plane has a tarnished reputation after …

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These 3 Major Airports Now Require Testing For Transit

The tail end of 2020 has brought some of the most restrictive travel rules of the entire year, now even affecting the world’s busiest airports, making transiting increasingly difficult for travelers. Many of the world’s top transit hubs have stayed relatively open for transiting passengers throughout the entire pandemic, especially to those who stay within …

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JetBlue Announces 24 New Flight Routes For 2021

Many are hoping that 2021 will be a great year for travel. While the aforementioned statement is yet to be seen, US airline carrier JetBlue is definitely an advocate.  The low-cost carrier recently announced major expansion plans for 2021, adding four completely new destinations and 24 new nonstop routes by the first half of the …

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More Countries Ban UK Due To New Virus Strain

The emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in England has prompted several European countries to ban flights arriving from the UK, causing travel chaos as the Christmas holiday period begins. The flight cancellations and travel restrictions come as Europe prepares for a Christmas in lockdown, with most countries discouraging travel over the holiday period …

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