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Q&A: Why some planes are crowded even with air travel down

Every once in a while, social media lights up with photos or video from flights that are nearly full, with passengers clearly violating advice from public health officials about social distancing...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Locked down in Nice: Stranded in France’s second most popular tourist destination

By Christopher Elliott The Washington Post Nice, France, is a city on hold. Its hotels are boarded up, its restaurants are shuttered and its residents are confined to their homes 23 hours a day. I...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline nosedive: American, United post huge pandemic losses

DALLAS – American Airlines and United Airlines lost a combined $4 billion in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel, and the airlines are busy borrowing...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

As fewer people fly, rate of guns found in bags by TSA jumps

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Amid the pandemic, an adventure addict finds solace in imagination

OK, I get it: I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. So as an inveterate adventure traveler facing a months-long adventure deficit, I decided in mid-March that I had to get resourceful. So in the...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Think things are bad for airlines? It’s about to get worse

The biggest and most profitable U.S. airline just posted its first quarterly loss in more than five years. Now things are going to get really bad. Delta Air Lines Inc. reported Wednesday that it...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Delta records 1st quarterly loss in 5-plus years; worse is on the way

Delta Air Lines, the biggest and most profitable U.S. airline, lost $534 million in the first quarter, a setback that will appear trivial when the full force of the pandemic is revealed in the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘A stroke of luck’ to be on global cruise during pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain – For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of the world scurried into their homes for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was beyond...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Look left, turn right – jump! Islands offer remote tourism

LONDON – Wish you could travel to a faraway island during the lockdown? The Faroe Islands are offering remote tourism, where web users can control a real life tour guide to trek around the remote...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Major airlines line up to split $25 billion in payroll aid

The nation’s biggest airlines have tentatively agreed to terms for $25 billion in government aid to pay workers and avoid massive layoffs in an industry that has been slammed by the coronavirus...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 classes you can take at home to be a better traveler in the future

In case you need a reminder, you should not be traveling now or anytime soon. But if you’re privileged to have some time on your hands during the coronavirus outbreak and need a new passion...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Most people on Antarctica cruise ship have the coronavirus

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Nearly 60% of 217 people – many from Australia, Europe and the United States – on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new coronavirus,...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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