Travel Week in Review – August 12th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – August 12th, 2022

If you’ve been putting off renewing your U.S. passport, now may be the time to do it, thanks to the launch of a pilot program on for a limited number of applicants to renew online without having to mail in or bring in your physical passport and supporting documents. This online passport renewal portal is now open for the first 25,000 people who apply, on a first-come, first-served basis, per the U.S. Department of State. Read More…

In an effort to be proactive, American Airlines is making a minor revision of its fall flight schedule. American said it will cut two percent of its September and October flights, likely using that time from the end of summer until the November holiday travel period begins to align its schedule with pilots, flight attendants, and others. The spring and summer have not been kind to airlines around the globe, not just in the U.S. A combination of pent-up consumer demand for air travel coupled with shortages. Read More…

You may get a pleasant surprise on your next trip when you arrive at your local TSA checkpoint: No boarding pass is required. At a rapidly expanding number of airports, the TSA staff is using the Credential Authentication Technology system to scan your driver’s license or other government identification. The system authenticates the identification, confirms the flight reservation associated with the ID, checks for pre-screening status such as TSA PreCheck, and cross-references it with security alerts. Read More…

The first weekend in August was another tough one for U.S. air travelers. Between Aug. 4 and 7, airlines canceled nearly 4,500 flights, accounting for 4.3% of scheduled operations within, to or from the U.S.. Regional airlines that operate Delta Connection, American Eagle and United Express flights fared the worst over that four-day period. The problems weren’t limited to regional jet operations. American canceled 6% of its mainline schedule from Thursday through Sunday. Read More…

There’s a lot of new news surrounding the CDC’s recent ending of its COVID-19-related cruise requirements, and so far, plenty of cruise lines have been making amendments to their vaccination and testing requirements. Check out the cruise lines below to learn about the current vaccine and testing requirements for each of the most popular cruise lines. Don’t hesitate to check out their individual websites for more detailed information, especially if you’ll be heading on a cruise soon! Read More…


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