Travel Week in Review – September 2nd, 2022

Travel Week in Review – September 2nd, 2022

The number of consumer air travel complaints in June increased nearly 35 percent month over month to more than 5,860 and were nearly 270 percent above pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday. The month-over-month increase should not necessarily come as a surprise as domestic airlines experienced widely reported disruptions in service beginning around Memorial Day Weekend and lasting into June. Read More…

In a flurry of updates, the largest U.S. airlines have shored up their written customer service agreements, spelling out exactly when they will provide meal vouchers for customers whose flights are significantly delayed and hotel vouchers for passengers stranded due to cancelled flights. Within the past week, the country’s five largest carriers have tweaked their policies for transparency and, in some cases, to reflect changes in policy. Read More…

This interactive travel map gives updated info on travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, and more. Enter your travel details on the map below – passport-issuing country, departure and arrival countries, and your vaccination status to get instant, detailed info on travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, testing rules and documentation required for travel. Read More…

The Google Flights team analyzed five years’ worth of airfare data to get to the bottom of how to get the best deals on flights. Some of the findings may not exactly be surprising to travelers, like the fact that it’s about 12% cheaper to fly out on a weekday versus a weekend. When international flights are excluded from the data, the savings can climb up to 20%. Read More…

Going through airport security is about to get a little more streamlined thanks to a new partnership between Apple and the TSA. On Wednesday, the two organizations rolled out technology that allows some fliers to upload their state-issued ID to their Apple Wallet app and then use their iPhone or Apple Watch to swipe through security. The new technology first went live on March 23 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Read More…


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