Covid Travel: Airlines and Airports Say EU’s Plan Won’t Revive Flights

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Airlines and airports said European Union moves to help restart flights in the region through a more coordinated approach to coronavirus-related travel curbs are wholly inadequate.

The measures, adopted Tuesday, fail to propose the replacement of quarantine requirements with coronavirus tests and won’t stop states refusing entry from other EU countries, the International Air

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Hawaii’s murky reopening, more SFO flights, T-giving travel plans + more travel news

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With just a few days left before Hawaii-bound travelers can skip quarantine and head straight for the beach, the Aloha State’s plan to reopen tourism is showing as many cracks and fissures as a lava field. The confusion and uncertainty around booking trips will likely prevent an onslaught of visitors right away. Plus Oakland just made a very smart move regarding its free … Read More

Southwest Airlines is launching new flights out west from CLT soon

Southwest Airlines announced plans to bring two new nonstop routes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport starting in November.

The move came less than a week after American Airlines confirmed it would resume its first nonstop flight to Europe since the coronavirus pandemic brought route cancellations to North Carolina.

Southwest will begin operating daily flights from CLT to Denver beginning Nov. 4, and will begin offering a seasonal flight from Charlotte

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Holiday Travelers Are Opting for Flights Over Road Trips, New Study Finds

With the holidays approaching, more than half of surveyed travelers say their first trip since COVID-19 halted life as we know it will be during Thanksgiving and Christmas time, according to a new study from travel booking app Hopper.



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Fifty-five percent said it would be their first trip in the COVID-19 era, according to the report, shared with Travel + Leisure, that surveyed

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Cheap flights abound due to COVID-19

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Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have all joined United Airlines in ditching change fees for flights within the U.S.

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Anyone who has checked the prices of flights online lately may be shocked at what they are seeing. 

Here are some sample Halloween weekend getaways from Google Flights, as seen on the site Monday, for flights leaving Thursday, Oct. 28, and returning Sunday, Nov. 1.

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Airlines Offering ‘Flights To Nowhere’ Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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How are people who love travel coping during a pandemic that has left a lot of us stuck at home, a lot of borders closed. Right? Well, they are coping not well. Some airlines in Asia are trying to offer a solution – flights to nowhere. Seriously, these flights start and end at the exact same airport. A skeptical

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I just braved 3 packed pandemic flights. Here’s everything you need to know.

The things you do for love.

Earlier this week, I braved the skies mid-pandemic — three packed airplanes, two different airlines and a one-hour layover in Orlando — to visit my far-flung girlfriend, who is finishing her degree in Louisiana (long distance ain’t easy, folks!).

While well aware of what the CDC says about crowded flights and subsequent COVID-19 risks, I also knew I was one of far fewer travelers

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Airlines Offering ‘Flights To Nowhere’ Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions : NPR

Got that itch to travel? With many international routes still closed, Asian countries with low COVID-19 rates are offering “flights to nowhere” that start and end at the same airport.



RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

How are people who love travel coping during a pandemic that has left a lot of us stuck at home, a lot of borders closed. Right? Well, they are coping not well. Some airlines in Asia are

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Flights between London and New York ‘could restart by Christmas’

In a normal year, 5 million tourists visit the USA from the UK and 4.5 million go the other way. Travel between the two countries has been all but impossible since March. But now the British and American governments are said to be in talks to introduce a ‘transatlantic air bridge’ connecting London and New York – meaning that your dream city break (or that all-important family reunion) could be

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Silver Airways to resume flights from Charleston to 3 Florida cities; 1-way fares from $49 | Business

NORTH CHARLESTON — A Florida-based airline waylaid in its return to Charleston by the coronavirus has set a new date for touching down in the Lowcountry again.

Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale will resume flights Nov. 23 eight times a week to Orlando, Tampa and its home base.

The carrier will fly to Orlando and Tampa three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will travel to Fort

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Southwest plans for Phoenix, Denver flights out of CLT

Southwest Airlines announced plans to bring two new nonstop routes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport starting in November.

The move came less than a week after American Airlines confirmed it would resume its first nonstop flight to Europe since the coronavirus pandemic brought route cancellations to North Carolina.

Southwest will begin operating daily flights from CLT to Denver beginning Nov. 4, and will begin offering a seasonal flight from Charlotte

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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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Take 30% off of Alaska flights today, thanks to this NFL quarterback





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Thanks to the CFO of Alaska Airlines, we can all enjoy a 30 percent discount on flights booked today, Oct. 12.

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Tropic Ocean Airways Proposing Pre-Testing for Bahamas Flights

Air carrier Tropic Ocean Airways is working with the Bahamian government to offer preflight COVID-19 antigen testing onsite in Fort Lauderdale and Miami prior to departure to The Bahamas, the company said this week.

Testing would be offered at Fort Lauderdale International Airport’s Sheltair facility and the Miami Seaplane Base.

In addition to offering immigration pre-clearance, this system would help facilitate travel to all islands of The Bahamas by reducing

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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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Jet2 announces extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to two countries exempt from UK travel quarantine

The Leeds-based airline and package holiday provider is putting on additional flights to Rhodes and Madeira.

This is in response to customer demand.

Jet2 is adding more November services to Rhodes from five of its UK bases including LBA and Manchester Airport.

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Jet2 is putting on additional flights to Rhodes and Madeira.
Jet2 is putting on additional flights to Rhodes and Madeira.

Extra Saturday services will depart

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Two Latin nations re-open, United to China; TAP, Hawaii flights

In route news, United plans to revive some transpacific passenger service from San Francisco and add more flights to Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America; Two new Latin American countries open to Americans, American will bring back Beijing service to that city’s new airport; TAP returns to SFO and Qatar Airways is coming soon; Southwest is resuming Bay Area-Hawaii routes and adding new Oakland-Palm Springs flights; a luxury small jet … Read More

Airlines suffer from low prices, overseas flights

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The bleeding aviation industry in China has never been so desperate for a boom since the virus swept the world for more than eight months, and the recent eight-day holidays have given a boost to the industry’s recovery.

The holiday data, no matter if it’s measured by daily passenger or daily flight volume, is encouraging as their performance has returned to normal. However, the airlines, which

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No Friday scramble for UK-bound flights as travel quarantine policy eases

British travellers in Italy, Sweden and other countries are breathing sighs of relief after the UK government appeared to changed tack on its quarantine policy.



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For the first time in many weeks, there is no sudden scramble for seats on UK-bound aircraft during the 35-hour window between 5pm on Thursday and 4am on Sunday.

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FlyArystan Completed 92% of Flights on Time in September

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s Low Fare Airline, released its On-Time Performance (OTP) for September. OTP is a measurement of how often an airline is on time. FlyArystan releases this information and it will do so every month. For September, FlyArystan flew about 1300 flights and completed 92% of flights on-time. For the nine months of 2020 (Jan-Sep) FlyArystan flew more than 6300 flights and completed 91% of flights on time.

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