Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said the cancellations were linked to weather-related airport ground stops in Florida last Friday. The airline and its pilots union deny suggestions that pilots caused the slowdown to protest the federal vaccine mandate, though the Southwest pilots union have asked a court to temporarily block the mandate.
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The landlocked African country of Rwanda is poor. Nearly 40% of the population still lives below the poverty line, though the mostly rural nation is now in an economic boom. Per the World Bank, the economy grew by nearly 10% in 2019, on the strength of increasing activity in trade, construction, mining and tourism. While […]
From tipping etiquette to dining, there were many things I didn't know about cruising before my first European voyage in October.
- Architectural Digest
A Dutch shipyard is rumored to be building the Amazon chief’s secret, record-breaking, black-hull vessel
This 26-Year-Old Woman Went Viral For Revealing How She Stays Safe While Traveling Alone, And It's Contributing To An Important Conversation
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- USA TODAY
While the new U.S. travel system rolling out Nov. 8 will open borders to more foreign tourists, there will be tighter rules for some Americans too.
- Men's Health
In his new memoir, No One Wins Alone, NHL legend and hall of fame inductee Mark Messier shared a story about a magic mushroom trip that changed his life.
- USA TODAY
The White House announced that a new international air travel system will go into effect Nov. 8, allowing entry for fully vaccinated foreign tourists.
Photos show the adventures of Boji - Istanbul's commuting dog - who passes through 29 metro stations each day
Since noticing Boji's movements, Istanbul Municipality officials have begun tracking the dog's commutes using a microchip and phone app.
- Washington Post
The public health rules that dictate how cruise ships can operate in U.S. waters during the pandemic will become recommendations in mid-January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Authorities replaced an earlier ban on cruise travel with a "conditional sailing order" in October 2020, which laid out steps cruise companies had to take to sail with passengers from U.S. ports. That order - which required ships to sail with at least 95% of people vaccinated or perform a test
The Biden administration announced it will ease restrictions for vaccinated travelers from outside the US, but only those with certain doses.
Delta Air Lines, in partnership with TSA PreCheck, today announced an expansion of how it uses biometrics to let passengers drop their bags, go through security and board their plane by simply showing their face. For now, the newest part of this, the PreCheck bag-drop experience, is a pilot that's only available in Atlanta and for Delta's SkyMiles frequent flier program members who are also registered for TSA pre-check. The project builds and expands upon the work the airline has done at its Detroit hub and for its international flights out of Atlanta.
Kate Middleton and Prince William Were Seen With Their Kids at Heathrow Airport's Luxury Windsor Suite
How do the royals travel off-duty for their private vacations? In the case of Kate Middleton and Prince William last week, it's far from your typical airport experience.
Plus, how to score the trip of a lifetime before it sells out.
- American City Business Journals
Beginning October 31, all United flights leaving New York City airports (Newark, LaGuardia and JFK) will have first class seating options available for travelers.
White House Releases Details on Which Foreign Travelers Will Be Allowed Into the U.S. Without a COVID Vaccine
There are some exceptions — and they're not just for kids.
Thailand held a dry-run on Wednesday for its long-awaited, quarantine-free reopening to vaccinated travellers, as the country rushes to reboot an industry battered by an 18-month hiatus in international tourism. At Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, Thailand's main gateway, airport staff and health and immigration officials ran a simulation of the arrival of a plane full of visitors, to test out electronic screening measures. "All the passengers will get their QR code checked by the Department of Disease Control," said Kittipong Kittikachorn, the airport's general manager.
- USA TODAY
The New York-based airline is trying to boost bookings in the slow period before and after Thanksgiving.
Facing the toughest restrictions since the early months of the pandemic, many Russians have decided that now is an ideal time to fly off for a foreign beach holiday instead of hunkering down at home. Workplaces across Russia are due to close in the first week of November for paid "non-working days" to slow the relentless spread of COVID-19. Russia on Wednesday reported 1,123 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest one-day toll of the pandemic so far.
Federal health officials on Monday extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken reported a steeper than expected decline in third-quarter beer sales on Wednesday after COVID-19 restrictions cut volumes in Vietnam, one of its top three markets, by more than half. The world's second-largest brewer said it sold 5.1% less beer on a like-for-like basis than a year earlier, with Asia-Pacific sales down 37.4% as COVID-19 restrictions hit Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The average estimate in a company-compiled poll of analysts was for a 2.3% overall decline, with the Asia-Pacific region down 25.6% and modest growth in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.