What a difference a year can make. Last September, the travel industry agonized over a dearth of Christmas bookings. This September, some hotels are already fully booked for the holiday season. People are reserving their Christmas vacations earlier this year, despite an unsettling rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the highly contagious delta variant.
In this article QAN-AU DAL A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a
Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21. With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest
A traveler wearing a protective mask speaks with an attendant at the Southwest Airlines check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Wednesday introduced new incentives to get staff vaccinated against Covid-19, following similar policies that other carriers rolled
In this article BA Two workers walk under the wing of a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, March 27, 2019. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Despite the Covid pandemic wiping out two years of growth for the commercial airplane market, Boeing expects demand for the industry to soar over the next
In this article AAL Smoke continues to billow from the remains of the World Trade Center as Continental Express planes sit at the closed Newark, New Jersey Airport 12 September 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. One of the hijacked planes departed the Newark Airport and later crashed
A tourist boat passes cowboy statues along Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Canal. Western heritage is a big draw in Oklahoma’s capital. Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Ready to head out on vacation after the long pandemic-era drought — but not looking to go broke in the process? Online airport parking platform ParkSleepFly has ranked the
Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service. Travel + Leisure Group/Travel + Leisure Co. From private-jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the way to go when it comes to vacations and other leisure trips. For example, Internet sites Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights — both
In this article CCL RCL NCLH The world’s largest ocean liner, the ‘Liberty of the Seas’ arrives at the Port of Southampton, on April 22, 2007 in Southampton, England. Bruno Vincent | Getty Images News | Getty Images The cruise industry continues to sail ahead, ramping up operations even as the delta variant drives new
A TSA agent checks travelers through security at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Air travelers who refuse to wear masks could soon face fines of up to $3,000. The Transportation Security Administration is planning to double fines for travelers who
In this article UAL A traveler wearing a protective mask waits to board a United Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport, Oct. 15, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images United Airlines‘ employees who are granted exemptions to a company vaccinate mandate for religious reasons will be put on temporary unpaid leave
Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft. Mike Stone | Reuters The labor union that represents American Airlines‘ pilots said Tuesday that it is making plans to picket at the carrier’s major hubs this fall to protest overscheduling, fatigue and a lack of hotels for crews over the summer.
Commuters drive along Sheikh Zayed Road past commercial and residential properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has launched a series of programs to stimulate and diversify its economy, seeking to attract some $150 billion in new foreign investment in
Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans. The trend is called “trip stacking,” and it involves booking a more aggressive trip —
Wide open spaces like national parks and beaches continue to be popular for long holiday weekend travel. Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images A surge in Covid-19 infections due to the delta variant may be slowing the rebound from the pandemic, but Labor Day travelers looking for a last summer hurrah — and with
American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer cover Covid-19 quarantine time for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the virus, the latest push
Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 arrives at Los Angeles international Airport on September 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based carrier stopped short of mandating vaccines, a policy it said it was considering last month.
In this article AAPL A man uses his mobile phone as he walks past advertising for iPhones outside an Apple store. Philip Fong | AFP | Getty Images Eight states will roll out a feature allowing users to add driver’s license and state IDs to Apple Wallet for iPhone and Apple Watch to use at
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated people against traveling over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the U.S. battles back a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly contagious delta variant. “Given where we are with
Steve Smith | Tetra images | Getty Images It was fun while it lasted. The European Union recommended member states reinstate travel restrictions on U.S. visitors that were lifted as recently as June, according to multiple media reports. Plans for the move, first reported by Reuters, first arose amid a Covid-19 surge fueled by the