Travel Week in Review – February 5, 2021

Travel Week in Review – February 5, 2021

International travel comes with new obstacles in the time of COVID-19 and in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest requirement that all U.S.-bound air travelers test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of departure. However, many popular destinations have been quick to meet these new challenges. Read More…

A growing number of governments are trialling digital health passports, offering a glimmer of hope that more countries will reopen their borders by the end of this year. So far, it’s the airlines that have mostly driven a staggered global adoption, but now one airport technology company has launched a new framework, called Health Protect, for airlines and governments. Read More…

If you’re thinking of getting on a plane in the near future, but still concerned about the health risks, would a seat in first class buy you more protection? That’s the question many seasoned air travelers are currently asking themselves. Even though first-class perks have been scaled back, many say the benefits—a wider seat, priority boarding, and airport lounges—allow for more social distancing and are worth the extra money or miles. Read More…

For almost a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world. It closed down borders, affected millions of daily lives, ended travel as we know it, and for many, separated them from their loved ones for months on end. Read More…

American Airlines is bringing back the option of pre-order meals on transcontinental flights, as well as its services between the mainland US and Hawaii. From February 10th, the airline will offer meals on select services with ordering available up to 24 hours before the flight takes off. American Airlines first came up with the idea of letting premium cabin passengers pre-select what they wanted to eat in 2012. Read More…


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