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US Extends Land Border Closure with Canada and Mexico for Another Month

In the latest news that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the US has extended their land border closures with Canada and Mexico for an additional month.  The Department of Homeland Security revealed the border closure for non-essential travel will be extended to February 21st, stating: “In order to continue to prevent the spread …

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U.S. Will Require Negative Covid Test For All Travelers

Amidst rising COVID-19 cases across the nation, the US Government is deciding to change its stance on testing requirements for travelers looking to enter the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that all international travelers arriving by air in the United States, even U.S. citizens returning home, will need to …

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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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American Airlines Says No Drinking on D.C. Flights, As Crew Want Rioters Banned From Flying

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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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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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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U.S. Travel Sets Record As Experts Predict Surge in Cases

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 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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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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U.S. Now Requires All UK Travelers to Provide Negative Test Result

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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