Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest will start service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport next year, the airline said Monday. The moves mean expanding Southwest’s already large footprint in Chicago to take on

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and in Houston, to an airport where United dominates.

Southwest’s move is one of the first signs of the tectonic shifts under way

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Subtle shifts in travel may drive long recovery: trade group | News

As air travel struggles to return to pre-coronavirus levels, the industry is adopting new patterns of operating that might become permanent during a prolonged recovery, the airline trade group Airlines for America (A4A) says.

In particular, airlines are likely to continue to offer customer flexibility, to periodically rethink fleets and routes, and focus on retaining a core group of employees.

But any meaningful recovery will also require widely accepted vaccination,

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To Revive Air Travel, Bring COVID Testing to the Airport

The air travel industry is on the ropes, losing billions each month. Airlines and their employees’ unions are pleading for more federal aid to counter massive layoffs and potential bankruptcies. Air transport is a key driver of both the national and regional economies, and the travel slump has crushed thousands of local businesses.

The No. 1 problem for the airline industry is customer demand. The reluctance to travel often has

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Southwest Airlines to serve Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental

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In a move that may alarm its larger rivals, Southwest Airlines said Monday that it is going to start service from Chicago’s and Houston’s main, larger airports.

In saying it will begin operations at Chicago’s O’Hare and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental, Southwest said it will continue to fly from

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Travelers can soon get a COVID-19 test through this U.S. airline

United Airlines will offer customers COVID-19 tests next month and is the first U.S airline to do so, the carrier announced on Thursday.

The Chicago-based airline will launch the service Oct. 15 only for customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii, but says it will expand testing to other U.S. airports later this year, according to a press release. When asked if the service will eventually be offered

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Increased seismic activity recorded at Icelandic volcano which cancelled hundreds of flights

Increasing seismic activity has been recorded at an Icelandic volcano which cancelled hundreds of flights when it erupted in 2011.



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Grímsvötn blasted ash 12 miles into the air, leading to the cancellation of around 900 flights.

Now, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IOM) has raised the aviation code for the volcano from green to yellow.

 The IOM said “multiple datasets” indicate the volcano has “reached a

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Southwest Airlines will expand to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport

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Despite pandemic, resort travel resumes for some Georgia families

Burgoyne and her family stayed at the Buccaneer Resort in St. Croix from July 1-8. “The resort was uncrowded, and its extreme spaciousness made social distancing easy. Our room was away from the main buildings, in a narrow strand of rooms along the shore, so we never had to pass through a lobby or hallway close to other people,” said Burgoyne. “The one resort restaurant that was open was outdoors,

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Kittery’s Rock Rest shown as safe space in ’Driving While Black’ to air on PBS – News – seacoastonline.com

KITTERY, Maine — When a highly anticipated two-hour documentary about the complex history of Black Americans on the road airs Tuesday night, an historic Kittery landmark will be part of that story.

“Driving While Black: Space, Race and Mobility in America,” filmed by Ric Burns and based on the book by historian Gretchen Sorin, describes “how the advent of the car brought African Americans new freedom but also danger,” according

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US authorities exploring use of testing to ease air travel restrictions between NYC and London

By Geneva Sands, CNN

(CNN) — After months of stringent international travel restrictions, efforts are underway to open travel between London and New York City, according to sources familiar with the plans.

There is ongoing planning for a pilot program that would use a combination of testing and quarantines to help get international air traffic moving again, according to one of the sources familiar with the plans. The NYC-London route

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US forces hit Taliban with air strikes in Helmand

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (AP) — American forces conducted over the past couple days several airstrikes in support of Afghan security force under attack by Taliban in the southern Helmand province, the spokesman for the U.S. military in Afghanistan said on Monday.

Col. Sonny Leggett confirmed on his twitter account that the strikes over the past two days in Helmand did not violate the U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in February.

“The Taliban

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Technavio Research: Global Commercial Aircrafts Seating Market | Growing Demand for Luxury Air Travel to Boost the Market Growth

The global commercial aircrafts seating market size is poised to grow by USD 4.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19

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celera 500l otto aviation | Intelligent Aerospace

YORBA LINDA, Calif., – The Celera 500L is a strange-looking aircraft that its creators hope will change the way some of us fly. Its fuselage resembles a sleek blimp, or maybe the noggins of the Coneheads of Saturday Night Live yore. Odd as it may appear, this experimental aircraft has completed 31 flights so far, all of them out of California, Rob Verger writes for Popular Science. Continue reading

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Air New Zealand Offers Thousands Of Domestic Fares For Under $60

Air New Zealand is offering more than 140,000 domestic
one-way fares for under $60.

The fares are available
for travel in the second half of November through to the
first half of February 2021.

Air New Zealand Chief
Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty says the fares
are available to all of the domestic destinations the
airline flies to.

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Today’s Travel Bookings May Be More Fiction Than Fact

Future bookings are beginning to recover, buoying shares of some travel and leisure companies. But investors should ask themselves just how much of that is fantasy money versus real future revenue on which they can hang their hats.

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said Thursday that bookings for the second half of next year are at the higher end of its historical ranges. At this stage of the coronavirus pandemic,

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Is it safe to travel for the holidays this year?

The end of the year is sneaking up, and people are weighing travel plans to join friends and family for the holidays — all against the backdrop of a deadly pandemic.Gathering with others — probably the most universal holiday tradition — has never required so much meticulous forethought.Should you travel for the holidays in 2020? What precautions will make it safer? Who will be there and how careful have they … Read More

Delta Air Lines Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Watch

Tough times continued for U.S. airlines last quarter, as air travel demand remained severely depressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) isn’t waiting to fill shareholders in on just how bad the quarter was. The airline giant plans to release its Q3 earnings report on Tuesday morning, near the beginning of earnings season.

Here’s what investors should pay attention to in the upcoming report.

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Domestic travel: List of new flights starting from October 12 – travel

As the domestic aviation sector is looking up to fly back to its pre-Covid numbers — of passengers and of flights — by New Year, opening up new routes remains one of the focus of the airlines. Domestic flights resumed from May 25 after a gap of two months, but not without hiccups as several states imposed restrictions on the number of daily flights. As India has entered the fifth

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The Best Tech In Travel Right Now

People aren’t getting about as they used to and they certainly don’t need the same things to travel–here are some great tech tips for right now, perfect to see you through a pandemic.

OS Maps App

Ordnance Survey maps used to be the default travel guide for anyone above a certain age who remembers

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Canadian Airline WestJet Now Offering Free COVID-19 Insurance For International Travel

WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline, is now offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance for eligible passengers for travel to and from the US, Europe, the UK, Mexico and the Caribbean until August 31, 2021. The carrier joins Air Canada in offering free Covid-19 insurance in an effort to boost sales as more Canadians elect to stay home or

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