A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times.



FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at Helsinki international airport, Helsinki. Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to those missing flying in the COVID-19 times. The state-controlled airline said that in a pilot scheme the handmade meals, called “Taste of Finnair", would initially be offered at one store as of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP, file)


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‘Go To Travel’ discount cuts stir confusion in Japan as booking sites use up budgeted funds



a group of people walking on a city street: Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, western Japan, is seen bustling with visitors on Oct. 3, 2020, during the first weekend after the government's "Go To Travel" campaign subsidies were made applicable to Tokyo. (Mainichi/Ai Kawahira)


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Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, western Japan, is seen bustling with visitors on Oct. 3, 2020, during the first weekend after the government’s “Go To Travel” campaign subsidies were made applicable to Tokyo. (Mainichi/Ai Kawahira)

TOKYO — Concerns that the Japanese government’s “Go To Travel” subsidy campaign that aims to spur domestic tourism could cause public confusion arose after major hotel booking

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UK’s new travel testing plan will boost flying, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said on Wednesday that his coronavirus testing plans would get more people flying in the months ahead, sounding an optimistic note at a time when travel companies are struggling to survive.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

A 14-day quarantine for arrivals from most countries could be replaced by an as-yet unspecified shorter isolation

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe 3

Seven months into the pandemic, the recommended rules for families are clear: Safety first means safety in low numbers. Learning pods are small. Social bubbles are guarded. The “quaranteam” lines have been drawn — at home and on the road.

“By this point, we’ve all gotten to know the tribe in our pandemic ‘lane,’” said Stacie Krajchir-Tom, 52, a Los Angeles brand consultant who is heading to Ojai, California, next

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Air travel sees uptick in passenger traffic

Air travel has taken a huge hit during the pandemic but this past weekend, there was a notable uptick in passenger traffic.According to the TSA, on Sunday, it screened 984,234 passengers, the most for any day since March 16. That was still down 61% year over year, but the surge in demand for Columbus Day weekend, typically a minor travel holiday, was noteworthy.Travel expert Troy Petenbrink thinks there are several … Read More

American Express Introduces New Travel Savings Just in Time for Holiday Bookings

Planning to take a long-overdue vacation? If you have any American Express cards or you’re interested in applying for one, then you should know about the card issuer’s latest travel savings offers.

American Express has done a good job of adding useful new perks to its credit and charge cards throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now travel is starting to open back up, the card issuer has big discounts and bonuses

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

A traveler at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France.

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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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3 Top Travel Stocks to Buy Now

As everyone knows, the travel and leisure industry is in the dumps right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet better therapeutics are coming to market every day, and with each passing day, we are getting closer to a vaccine. Bill Gates believes there could be vaccine approvals as early as December or January, meaning the pandemic could end by mid- to late 2021.

There is likely a

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Allegiant weathering COVID travel disruptions, CFO says

Though the airline industry has taken a massive hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air believes it is poised to weather the storm as well as any airline.

Allegiant Chief Financial Officer Greg Anderson said the industry won’t see a return to full passenger loads until there is a widely distributed coronavirus vaccine. But he said Allegiant’s business model sets it up to see less impact than the

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Covid-19 Travel Bubbles Were Set to Restore Flying but Haven’t Taken Off

A few months ago, travel bubbles were the big idea for reopening skies across the Asia-Pacific region. Countries would strike deals with each other to allow air travel with certain restrictions, many officials said, and those would expand to regional pacts.

It’s proving hard to do, even for countries that have largely managed to keep a lid on the coronavirus.

Take Singapore, a city-state whose economy is so dependent on

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Delta executives say air travel recovery could take ‘two years or more’

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Delta Air Lines on Tuesday reported a net loss of almost $5.4 billion in the third quarter. The carrier warned that its recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could extend into 2022 or even beyond. 

The pandemic had a drastic impact on its peak summer travel period, but Delta President Glen Hauenstein said demand is slowly beginning to climb. Delta

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Ohio is back on New York’s travel advisory list, visitors required to quarantine

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hope you got that fall trip to the Finger Lakes in, because Ohioans are back on New York’s not-welcome-here list.

Spiking COVID-19 numbers landed Ohio back on the travel advisory list, which means visiting Ohioans are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (a negative COVID test will get you out of the quarantine requirement in Connecticut).

Ohio has

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Hawaii reopens for travel on Oct. 15, but requirements remain unclear



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Planning a vacation to a reopened Hawaii has proven quite difficult.

Not only has the reopening date has been a moving target for months, it remains

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Nepal to reopen for foreigners, but what should hikers consider for ethical travel before heading into the mountains? | Outdoor & Extreme

Nepal is reopening to foreign visitors on October 17 after nearly eight months of lockdown and while there are rules in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, at least one expert believes you should go beyond the mandatory requirements.

Visitors will need a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of travelling. They will then have to quarantine in a hotel for seven days at their own expense.

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SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL Airs on PBS Nov. 15 & 22

The British Royal Family is the most well-traveled monarchy in history.

VIDEO: SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL Airs on PBS Nov. 15 & 22

The British Royal Family is the most well-traveled monarchy in history. The Queen alone has been around the world 42 times, racking up over one million air miles. SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL reveals the INSIDE STORY of the monarchy on the move, taking viewers inside some of the most famous and exclusive transport in the world.

This two-part series

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N.J. coronavirus travel advisory adds 3 states. Quarantine list now at 38 states and territories.

New Jersey on Tuesday added three states — Ohio, Michigan and Virginia — to its coronavirus travel advisory, bringing the list to 38 U.S. states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots.

No states were dropped from the list.

The Garden State is asking travelers from 36 states and two territories to get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving here. That includes New Jersey residents returning home from

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Pick up a luxury luggage deal with Amazon Prime Day and be set for that travel bubble


While travel doesn’t appear to be on the horizon for many Australians just yet, there’s no harm in preparing yourself for when the glorious time comes.

You’ll also save a few dollars if you plan in advance — why leave your travel purchases until the last minute when you can save on luggage now and be ready to go at a moment’s notice?

As part of Amazon Prime Day 2020,

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PA Expands Travel Quarantine List Again, Now Up To 26 States

PENNSYLVANIA — The number of states on Pennsylvania’s travel quarantine list continues to grow, as health officials look to contain the spread of the virus from other hotspots around the country.

Alaska, Indiana, and North Carolina are now on the list, bringing the total number of states to 26. This comes just days after four new states were added on Oct. 7. In the last update, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, and

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Readers offer their best travel tips – Lifestyle – Times Record

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up now and in the future, make sure you pack these tips to help save time, money and maybe even a few frazzled nerves.

Photocopies Just In Case

Before you leave, make two photocopies of everything in your wallet, both front and back (credit card,

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Brainerd lakes airport gears up for holiday travel, advises buying tickets early

In partnership with Delta, and in following the guidelines of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, seat spacing, mask requirements and additional health safety measures of the Delta CareStandard remain in effect.

“They have been highly effective in maintaining the health safety of our passengers, as well as of our staff, both on the ground and in the air,” Airport Director Steve Wright said

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