Travel Week in Review – March 4th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – March 4th, 2022

With anger, frustration, and heavy hearts, the travel world has reacted strongly to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this week and is adjusting accordingly to the impact it has caused. Many cruise lines have already revised their itineraries and canceled scheduled stops in Russia and Ukraine. But it’s been airline travel that has been most affected and will continue to be greatly altered. Delta Airlines has already suspended its codeshare agreement with Russian national carrier Aeroflot. Read More…

Uber launched its newest expansion: Uber Explore, a new way to browse and book attractions while in a destination, whether it be something as simple as dinner reservations or museum exhibits, concerts, and more. Users can click on the Explore tab in Uber’s app to see their location’s recommended food and drink destination, art and culture attractions, live music, and shows. It’s an easy way to explore the best of a destination while there. Read More…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its mask guidance. The new recommendations mean that most Americans can go without wearing a mask. The CDC also debuted a new tool for people to make determinations on when masking maybe be necessary. Three new levels of transmission—High, Medium, or Low—have been designated, and Americans can look up by the county to determine the risk. “We’re in a better place today than we were six months ago, six weeks ago, six days ago.” Read More…

Delta Air Lines has asked the Department of Justice to help create a national no-fly list of people convicted of unruly behavior on an airplane so they can be banned from flying on any commercial airline. Delta CEO Ed Bastian, in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday, asked for the DOJ’s support in “the much-needed step” of a comprehensive list of “any person convicted of an on-board disruption.”  Read More…

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced its PreCheck program has been extended to an international location for the first time in the agency’s history. With the addition of the expedited screening program at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas, low-risk travelers can now enjoy an efficient screening experience at the popular Caribbean destination. TSA PreCheck is now available at more than 200 airports in the United States and Nassau. Read More…


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