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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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American Airlines New At-Home Testing Boosts Hopes For Holiday Travel

American Airlines will now offer at-home testing for domestic flights to US destinations with COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements, boosting hopes for safe travel options over the Christmas holidays. The airline announced that from December 9 customers would be able to book an at-home test – through the company’s partner LetsGetChecked – for flights …

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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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