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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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American Airlines Announces New Routes for Summer

American Airlines has recently unveiled new routes it plans to operate this summer from Miami International Airport (MIA), intending to introduce two new international routes, as well as two new domestic routes.   The airline’s new international routes, scheduled to commence in June, will allow it to become the only U.S based carrier to provide …

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Delta Extends ‘No Middle Seat’ Policy Through End of April

Delta airlines is committed to providing passengers with peace of mind when it comes to health and safety practices, by deciding to extend its middle seat blocking policy to April 30th, 2021. The practice of blocking middle seats on aircrafts was popularized at the height of the pandemic, in a bid to maintain social distancing …

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VeriFLY Health Passport Now Offered By More U.S. Airlines

Recent U.S. travel regulations and restrictions, specifically those relating to the requirement of international arrivals presenting a COVID-19 test result, have created a heightened demand for software and technologies to assist travelers. Subsequently, Alaska airlines has moved to offer VeriFLY, a would-be health passport to provide travelers with expedited check-in and verification for arrival into …

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American Airlines Launches Health Passport for International Travel to the US

With the new US testing requirements set to come into effect later this month, American Airlines will become the first carrier to introduce a health passport for inbound travel into the country.  The airlines will be launching its VeriFLY app for passengers to utilize to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements for their flights …

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World’s Safest and Most Health Compliant Airlines for 2021

The world’s only airline safety, product and COVID-19 rating website, airlineratings.com, has recently evaluated the safest airlines across the globe for 2021.  The site has announced the ‘Top Twenty Safest Airlines’, ‘Top Twenty COVID-19 Compliant Airlines’, and ‘Top Ten Safest Low-Cost Airlines’ for this year.  Airlineratings.com is solely dedicated to review and rate airline safety …

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JetBlue Faces Lawsuit After Blocking Price Comparison Websites

US airline carrier JetBlue is facing a lawsuit from online travel agency Fareportal Holdings Inc. for allegedly scheming to block consumers from comparison shopping airfares with those of other airlines. The online travel agency filing the lawsuit, Fareportal, maintains partnerships with over 600 airlines globally and is the operator of popular flight booking websites CheapOair …

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U.S. Airlines Urge Government To End Travel Bans on EU, UK and Brazil

US airline carriers are requesting the Trump administration to end the travel ban currently in place for many countries, and replace it with a global testing program. On Monday, the Airlines for America (A4A), penned a letter to Vice President Mike Pence requesting the termination of the travel ban for travelers from Europe, the UK …

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American and Alaska Airlines New Service Animal Policies

Last month, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized a ruling amending the requirements US airline carriers have to follow in relation to service animals.  The central adjustment in this ruling dealt with the classification of a service animal.  Specifically, the DOT’s new definition of a service animal does not recognize emotional support animals.  Under …

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United Airlines Partners with CDC to Launch Contact Tracing

United Airlines recently announced that they will be working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a contact tracing program to collect customer contact information for all international and domestic flights.   According to the announcement, the program is designed to collect detailed, real-time information that will better support CDC efforts to curb …

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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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Latest US Airlines Testing Options Travelers Need To Know

In a bid to provide a higher quality of service and enhance appeal to passengers, many US airline carriers are offering testing programs to make travel easier. With the absence of a vaccine being widely rolled out, testing for COVID-19 has practically become the rule of thumb for travel. Many states and countries are opening …

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