Travel Week in Review – July 1st, 2022

Travel Week in Review – July 1st, 2022

This Fourth of July weekend, more than 3.5 million people will travel by air. But many of those passengers are probably wondering whether they’ll actually make it onto the plane for their holiday trips, as flight cancellations and delays continue to surge. So far this summer, travel plans have been repeatedly snarled by airlines’ operational issues, a mix of factors like staffing shortages and bad weather. Read More…

Planning and booking a summer vacation can be stressful for travelers, but working with a travel agent can take away the headaches and help people craft a trip that will create memories that last a lifetime. Travel advisors are the tourism industry’s greatest allies, helping connect people with life-changing moments without having to be bogged down in the details of ensuring everything is properly booked and coordinated. Read More…

The European Union will soon begin charging a fee to visitors coming to the 26 nations of the E.U. and Schengen area. The bloc announced the launch of its long-awaited ETIAS program, which will debut in May 2023. The scheme is similar to the United States’ ESTA, which charges visitors a processing fee and an authorization fee to those entering the U.S. from visa waiver nations. The European Union system applies to travelers from countries that currently have visa-free access to the region. Read More…

Many airline passengers equate summer travel with snaking lines at airport security. But this year, TSA is adding new technology to speed along even the most congested checkpoints. One such piece of equipment, called a credential authentication technology (CAT) scanner, is programmed to automatically match traveler’s ID information to flight manifests. In short: Travelers at dozens of U.S. airports no longer need to show their boarding passes to TSA officers. Read More…

Delta is providing more flexibility to customers for changing their travel plans ahead of the busy July Fourth holiday travel weekend. The global airline is issuing a systemwide fare difference travel waiver for July 1-4, which allows customers to rebook their trip to before or after potentially challenging weekend travel days – with no fare difference or change fees, as long as customers travel between the same origin and destination. Read More…


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