Travel Week in Review – July 8th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – July 8th, 2022

The State Department will no longer honor expired United States passports next month, ending a pandemic-era practice implemented due to delays in processing. Travelers will no longer “be permitted to use your expired U.S. passport to return to the United States,” the State Department wrote on its website. Previously, U.S. citizens who were abroad were allowed to enter the country if their passport had expired on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Read More…

Call it the Independence Day air travel nightmare that never came. After weeks of dire warnings that airlines were expecting the worst this holiday weekend — including one airline preemptively issuing an unusual network-wide change waiver — the industry made it through the weekend with some disruptions, but nothing apocalyptic. The question now is if airlines can improve their operations for the rest of the summer, and restore consumer confidence. Read More…

United Airlines is cutting dozens of flights from its Newark hub next month, the latest airline to preemptively slash summer schedules to avoid delays amid recent mass cancellations. The airline will cut 50 domestic flights from Newark Liberty International Airport starting July 1, reducing frequency to several destinations in an effort to minimize delays, according to an internal memo shared on Tuesday. Read More…

Dealing with airport security can be one of the more daunting aspects of air travel, from the detailed rules about what you can and can’t bring on board to the long lines that often form at checkpoints. One rule that frequently trips up travelers is the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 regarding liquids in carry-on bags. We’re here to walk you through the finer details of the rule and provide helpful tips for packing liquids when you’re flying. Read More…

Travelers to Australia can visit the country without worrying about COVID-19 travel restrictions starting July 6, 2022. “As more and more of us travel internationally and we get more confident in managing our risk of COVID, our airports are getting busier,” Minister for Home Affairs, Clare O’Neil, said. “Removing these requirements will not only reduce delays in our airports but will encourage more visitors and skilled workers to choose Australia as a destination.” Read More…


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