Travel Week in Review – April 9, 2021

Travel Week in Review – April 9, 2021

Consider it a fast pass of sorts: A safe and efficient way to return to Broadway theaters, concert halls, sporting arenas, and other big group settings by simply presenting a QR code as proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test. That’s the idea behind New York’s Excelsior Pass, which launched last Friday. Read More…

Spring has officially sprung, and the warmer weather and school breaks are bringing out U.S. travelers in pandemic-era record numbers. COVID-19 vaccination rollouts throughout the states have built up some real momentum and those that have already been inoculated impatient to take the vacations they’ve put off for the past year. Read More…

Though masks are mandatory throughout airports and on airlines, Delta is a bit stricter with their mask rule, requiring that passengers wear a specific type of face-coverings. The airline’s policy reads, “Any mask with an exhaust valve is not approved as an acceptable face mask for customers traveling on any Delta operated flight.” Face masks with exhaust valves are designed for people working in industrial environments. Read More…

Velma Maloney and Nancy O’Neal were one half of an international girls’ trip booked through Delta Airlines in January. The group was scheduled to take off from Atlanta to St. Maarten during Memorial Day week — a first trip for most of the Georgia women during the pandemic. Less than two weeks ago, their plans abruptly changed. Read More…

The last time my parents and I were together it was January of 2020. I visited them in Madison, Wisconsin, flying out from New York with my one-year-old son, their first grandchild. At the time the biggest concern was whether or not I’d be able to effectively schlep a carry-on, diaper bag, stroller, and car seat through security by myself. A year later, carting gear through the airport feels like a more frivolous travel concern. Read More…


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