Air travel rebounding as more passengers return to BNA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As Nashville continues to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are traveling through Nashville International Airport.

Officials at BNA said numbers are still fluctuating, but Sunday was the busiest day since March. 14,524 passengers departed from the airport.

Overall, officials said numbers are still down from 2019, when an average of 25,000 passengers visited the airport each day. However, numbers have increased

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“Covid passport” that could help air passengers avoid quarantine begins UK trial next week

A “Covid passport” designed to help passengers avoid quarantine is being launched.

It will be used on Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Singapore from Wednesday, and on United Airlines flights between London Heathrow and New York next week.

The trial could be expanded to cover routes in Europe and Asia within three months.

The passport will be stored on a passenger’s phone and can hold test results to

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CISF arrests two foreign passengers with fake travelling documents at IGI Airport

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): The Central Industrial Security Force surveillance and intelligence staff of the Indira Gandhi International Airport nabbed two foreign passengers with fake travelling documents, said the force on Monday.
On Sunday, the CISF surveillance and intelligence staff of IGI Airport “noticed suspicious activities” of two passengers (male and female) who were roaming in the check-in area of terminal-3. They were intercepted and enquired by CISF

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Airlines Fight for Passengers in Weak Travel Market

Millions of passengers have yet to return to flying since the pandemic started, but cash-strapped airlines are showing they are ready to compete fiercely for those who do travel.

With demand stuck at roughly one-third of prepandemic levels, the industry faces a lean post-Labor Day season. This year, most of the travel linked to business conventions and family holiday gatherings just won’t happen, airline executives said.

Airlines, though, appear poised

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Royal travel: How Prince William secretly flies on commercial airlines without passengers | Travel News | Travel

Prince William is air to the throne and often flies around the world in order to take part in royal appearances. Though this is often done by private jet or onboard the royal plane, he also has a very secretive way of slipping onto commercial planes without passengers even realising.

Over the years he has been recorded as having travelled with all manner of commercial airlines, filled with regular plane

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Coronavirus pandemic: Here’s how airlines can attract passengers again – travel

A refrain I’ve heard a lot these past six months is how great it’s been not to have to travel. People who were frequent fliers before the pandemic usually add that they now realize that, thanks to Zoom and its rivals, a lot of travel isn’t truly necessary anymore. Maybe some of it never was. Yes, lawyers need to conduct trials in person — but it’s a waste of time

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Top 3 US airlines dumping change fees is sign that passengers have all the power

It wasn’t long ago that airlines were bringing in billions of dollars a year in change fees that could range up to $200 per person per flight. But it’ll be a long time before they charge a change fee again.

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A traveler wearing a protective mask uses a kiosk to check-in at a United Airlines Holdings Inc. counter at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in

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Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis | Travel

In the first flush of the pandemic, millions of British travellers tried to be reasonable. With holiday hopes dashed and airlines and travel companies facing ruin, they agreed to accept vouchers instead of refunds.

But now a great many say their benevolence has backfired as they are confronted with a nightmare maze of unexpected charges and hurdles when they try to use them to book new breaks.

Some of those

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U.S., Belgium strike ‘preclearance’ deal for U.S.-bound air passengers in Brussels

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Belgium said on Monday they had reached an agreement that will allow U.S.-bound passengers from Brussels to undergo U.S. customs and immigration checks before departing Europe.

The “preclearance” agreement will allow passengers to

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Rail passengers travelling in AC coaches may pay higher user fee than others | India News

NEW DELHI: The user fee from railway passengers, which would be collected as a part of train tickets at major stations, won’t be uniform. While the passengers travelling in AC1 tier may end up paying up to Rs 30, the passengers travelling in AC2 and AC3 tier coaches would pay less and the user fee would be lesser for passengers travelling in Sleeper Class, sources said.
TOI has learnt that
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Railways nabs 79 passengers travelling on invalid tickets from Ferozepur Division – cities

During a special drive to deter misuse of senior citizens’ quota in passenger trains, the Ferozepur Division nabbed 79 passengers travelling on invalid tickets and collected a fine of Rs 58,545 from them.

As per instructions received from the head office of Northern Railways, an intensive special ticket checking drive was conducted for 15 days from August 25 to September 8 in divisions including – Ferozepur, Ambala, Delhi, Moradabad and

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United will start offering pre-flight COVID tests in October to passengers traveling to Hawaii

Forget seat upgrades and free cocktails. The ultimate in-flight luxury may soon be knowing that your seatmate just took a COVID test—and was negative.

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Starting on October 15, United passengers heading from SFO to Hawaii will have the option of taking a COVID test before they board—and will get the results in 15 minutes. Passengers will also have the option of doing a self-collected,

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Hawaiian Airlines offering pre-travel drive thru testing for its passengers – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

“With these labs in partnership with worksite labs we will be able to take children as long as the parents are able to help get a sample. I know some of the commercial partners won’t take children of a certain age, but we know how important travel with children and family is and so we wanted to make sure that we had that option available to our guests,” Senior VP

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Passengers travelling to India from Oman must submit self-declaration form

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Muscat: The Indian Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman has shared a circular on the revised guidelines for international passengers travelling to India. As per the guidelines, travellers may seek exemption from institutional quarantine (IQ) by applying to the New Delhi Airport online supported by a RT-PCR report.

All travellers are also required to submit a self-declaration

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Airlines Are Racing To Offer COVID-19 Testing To Hawaii-Bound Passengers

Just days after Gov. David Ige announced Hawaii would allow incoming travelers to bypass the state’s mandatory two-week quarantine by taking a COVID-19 test, airline companies are racing to offer coronavirus tests to their customers — despite ongoing confusion about what types of tests the state will accept.

The state’s pre-travel testing program, which is slated to take effect Oct. 15, is still in development. That didn’t keep airlines from

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Wizz Air launches new travel planning tool to passengers | News

Wizz Air has launched a Travel Planning Map, a new and continuously updated website search tool designed to help passengers determine which destinations they can fly to at that precise.

The low-cost carrier hopes the asset will also offer information on any coronavirus-related travel restrictions in place. 

During these uncertain times, passengers can use the map to check operating routes and relevant travel rules using a colour-coded system. 

To use

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Hawaiian Airlines to offer passengers pre-travel testing – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

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Passengers want barriers in plane cabins, aviation industry says

Airline passengers want visible plastic barriers in the cabin to reinstill confidence in flying during the pandemic, saying they do not all trust industry assurances about high air quality onboard, aviation industry executives said on Thursday.

Other pandemic-related trends could include more private business class seating on narrowbody planes, adding touchless lavatory features and permanent conversions of passenger planes to freighters, according to a panel at

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United Airlines is first to offer rapid response COVID-19 tests to passengers

With the air travel industry in disarray amid continued COVID-19 travel restrictions, United Airlines will be offering select passengers headed to Hawaii rapid-response COVID-19 tests.

CNBC reports that the airline will offer tests to passengers booked at its San Francisco airport hub who are traveling to Hawaii beginning on October 15. United will be the first airline to offer such accommodations.

For passengers who test negative, they will be allowed

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Airlines: Exposed Workers, Passengers Without Masks, ‘Little’ Travel Demand Returning

News comes out of Reagan National Airport, Metro Airport, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Also, a report assesses the risk-taking differences between male and female travelers.

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