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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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American Airlines has reportedly suspended the sale and offering of alcohol on-board flights headed to or from Washington D.C.  The announcement comes directly after the events of January 6th, in which President Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol to protest the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory.  The protests which forced Government representatives to evacuate …

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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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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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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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US air travel numbers have surged and set new pandemic-era highs in the days following Christmas and into the new year.  With more than half a million Americans traveling on Christmas day, TSA reported the highest number of screened travelers since mid-march two days later on December 27th, at nearly 1.3 million.  This past Saturday …

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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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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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The United States is now requiring all incoming travelers from the United Kingdom to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to be eligible for entry.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on December 25, 2020 in which all air passengers arriving to the US from the United Kingdom …

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In an effort to proliferate travel to the region and provide enhanced convenience, the Bermuda Tourism Authority and the Bermuda Government have partnered with warehouse club Costco to provide US travelers with COVID-19 testing kits.  The tests will be available for purchase nationwide to all travelers headed to Bermuda. The British island territory is Costco’s …

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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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In a recurrence of what recently transpired over the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S is witnessing a surge in travel for Christmas.  The total number of travelers over the weekend set a new record for the highest amount over a single weekend during the pandemic. An average of over one million travelers passed through TSA checkpoints …

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