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Major Airlines Cancel, Change Flights to US Over 5G Dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're... Read More

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.... Read More

2022-01-04 18:19:48
by Tom Ramstack
Appellate Court Allows Muslim Family to Sue After Intrusive Airport Search

WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., late last month revived the chances for a successful lawsuit by... Read More

WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., late last month revived the chances for a successful lawsuit by a family that claims they were unjustifiably placed on a terrorist watch list while traveling to Jordan. Mohammed Jibril, a... Read More

2022-01-04 17:54:52
by Dan McCue
Biden Applauds Telecoms' Decision to Delay 5G Deployment Over Aviation Concerns

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday applauded AT&T and Verizon Communications’ decision to agree to a two-week delay in... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday applauded AT&T and Verizon Communications’ decision to agree to a two-week delay in deploying 5G technology using a bandwidth airlines use to navigate in low-visibility situations. Verizon and AT&T bought a portion of... Read More

2021-12-27 16:53:10
by Dan McCue
State Department Reminds Travelers of Passport Fee Hike

WASHINGTON — The fee to apply for or renew a passport got a bit steeper Monday, rising $20 for all... Read More

WASHINGTON — The fee to apply for or renew a passport got a bit steeper Monday, rising $20 for all customers, the State Department said. In a tweet on its Travel-State Dept. Twitter feed, the department said the increase is... Read More

2021-12-24 15:10:57
by Dan McCue
US to Lift Travel Restrictions on Eight African Countries

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is lifting travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns about... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is lifting travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns about the omicron variant. “On Dec. 31, @POTUS will lift the temporary travel restrictions on Southern Africa countries. This decision was... Read More

2021-12-16 13:03:38
by Tom Ramstack
Airlines Say Government Bailout Helped Avoid Financial Disaster

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel came away surprisingly pleased Wednesday with its check on whether airlines were using government bailouts... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel came away surprisingly pleased Wednesday with its check on whether airlines were using government bailouts appropriately during the COVID-19 pandemic. Airline executives told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee that subsidies under the Payroll... Read More

2021-12-14 19:31:02
by Dan McCue
Ex-FCC Chairs Voice Concerns Over FAA Stance On 5G

WASHINGTON — Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission accused aviation regulators of needlessly trying to derail new 5G... Read More

WASHINGTON — Six former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission accused aviation regulators of needlessly trying to derail new 5G mobile services slated to start next month. As previously reported by The Well News, a roiling dispute has been going... Read More

2021-11-26 22:14:44
by Dan McCue
US Restricts Travel From 8 Countries in Response to Omicron Variant

WASHINGTON - The Biden Administration on Friday imposed air travel restrictions on eight African nations in response to a new... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Biden Administration on Friday imposed air travel restrictions on eight African nations in response to a new COVID strain first detected in South Africa. The new travel restrictions, which go into effect Monday, apply to citizens of... Read More

2021-11-24 21:13:43
by Dan McCue
Justice Department to Prioritize Prosecution of Air Rage Incidents

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of... Read More

WASHINGTON — With more people expected to travel by air this week than at any time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Attorney General Merrick Garland had a message Wednesday for anyone tempted to lose their cool — act... Read More

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of... Read More

DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family. The number... Read More

2021-11-05 18:31:05
by Dan McCue
Air Travel Up in August, Though COVID-19 Still Proved a Drag

WASHINGTON – The number of airline flights in the U.S were up 50.4% in August compared to a year earlier,... Read More

WASHINGTON – The number of airline flights in the U.S were up 50.4% in August compared to a year earlier, but the pace of recovery of the industry continued to be impacted by the drag on travel caused by the... Read More

2021-10-25 18:22:11
by Dan McCue
White House Issues Detailed Requirements for Foreign Travelers Entering US

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday released granular new details on the international travel policy set to go into... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday released granular new details on the international travel policy set to go into effect on Nov. 8. In a conference call with reporters senior White House officials reiterated the administration’s original announcement: Namely... Read More

2021-10-20 17:57:52
by Kate Michael
Experts Fear Travel Restrictions Have Unintended Consequences for Diplomacy

WASHINGTON — Early advice from the World Health Organization warned against imposing travel or trade restrictions on countries experiencing COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON — Early advice from the World Health Organization warned against imposing travel or trade restrictions on countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. Now experts fear the decision by most countries to ignore this advice may have unintended consequences for the future... Read More

Border Residents Rejoice as US Says it Will Lift Travel Ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it... Read More

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada... Read More

2021-09-24 20:08:11
by Dan McCue
San Francisco Airport Nation’s First to Mandate COVID Vaccines for All Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Starting this week, everyone employed at San Francisco International Airport must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Starting this week, everyone employed at San Francisco International Airport must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to report to work, according  to a joint statement from the airport and Mayor London Breed. The airport is the... Read More

2021-09-23 20:19:24
by Tom Ramstack
Flight Attendants Ask for Tougher Law Enforcement Against Air Rage

WASHINGTON -- Teddy Andrews said Thursday he was trying to smooth over a dispute between airline passengers when he approached... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Teddy Andrews said Thursday he was trying to smooth over a dispute between airline passengers when he approached a man who refused to wear a mask. A female passenger had approached the flight attendant to say she was... Read More

2021-09-20 18:09:25
by Dan McCue
White House to Ease Restrictions on Travelers to US in November

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it will ease restrictions on international travelers coming to the U.S. starting... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration announced Monday that it will ease restrictions on international travelers coming to the U.S. starting in early November, requiring them to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before boarding a U.S. bound plane.... Read More

Free Rides Take $104M Toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike Finances

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully... Read More

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance... Read More

2021-09-13 18:51:55
by Reece Nations
USDOT to Help Secure Refunds for Flights Cancelled Due to Pandemic

WASHINGTON -- Airlines failed to provide timely refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Airlines failed to provide timely refunds for flights cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the United States Department of Transportation. USDOT issued two enforcement notices to airlines emphasizing the companies’ obligation to provide... Read More

EU to Recommend Reinstating Restrictions on US Travelers

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to recommend that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S.... Read More

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to recommend that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infection levels there, EU diplomats said Monday. A decision to remove the U.S. from a safe... Read More

2021-08-25 14:49:16
by Reece Nations
Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21

WASHINGTON — Essential trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S. will continue as normal,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Essential trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S. will continue as normal, however restrictions on non-essential crossings will remain in place through Sept. 21. The announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Gulf Coast's Beloved 'Redneck Riviera' Now a Virus Hotspot

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Tourists and servers alike dance atop tables and in the aisles at one restaurant on... Read More

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Tourists and servers alike dance atop tables and in the aisles at one restaurant on the "Redneck Riviera," a beloved stretch of towns along the northern Gulf Coast where beaches, bars and stores are packed.... Read More

2021-08-11 15:47:57
by Dan McCue
Report: Travel Restrictions Inflicting Substantial Toll on Global Growth and Trade

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, travel bans meant to stem the crisis are taking a significant... Read More

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, travel bans meant to stem the crisis are taking a significant toll on global growth and trade, according to a new report from The Conference Board, the nonprofit business and research... Read More

Canada Begins Allowing Vaccinated US Citizens to Visit Again

Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United... Read More

Canada on Monday is lifting its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans.... Read More

2021-07-27 12:59:10
by Dan McCue
Restrictions on International Travel to Remain In Place

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is keeping existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place due to concerns about the surging... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is keeping existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place due to concerns about the surging delta variant of the virus among the unvaccinated. “Given where we are today [with] the more transmissible Delta variant …... Read More

2021-06-23 21:40:25
by Alexa Hornbeck
Biden Pressured to Reverse Restriction of Non-Essential Travel Across US-Mexico Border

The Biden administration is being pressured to decide by the end of the month as to whether to reverse Title... Read More

The Biden administration is being pressured to decide by the end of the month as to whether to reverse Title 42, known as the Public Health Service Act, used to restrict non-essential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the... Read More

2021-06-22 14:46:56
by Kate Michael
'A Train to the Planes!' Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Airport Connector

WASHINGTON — On the site of what was once a rental car facility, Los Angeles made progress toward a car-reduced... Read More

WASHINGTON — On the site of what was once a rental car facility, Los Angeles made progress toward a car-reduced future on Monday. Mayor Eric Garcetti joined with other California policymakers and regional collaborators to break ground on the Airport... Read More

2021-05-24 21:12:00
by TWN Staff
US Warns Against All Travel to Japan as Olympics Approach

U.S. health officials and the State Department warned Americans this week against travel to Japan because of a surge in... Read More

U.S. health officials and the State Department warned Americans this week against travel to Japan because of a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, which is preparing to host the Olympics in just two months. The alerts don’t ban... Read More

2021-05-06 13:31:59
by Tom Ramstack
Transportation Official Says Security is Good for Airline Travel

WASHINGTON -- A top Transportation Security Administration official gave an upbeat outlook to Congress Wednesday for a return to normal... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A top Transportation Security Administration official gave an upbeat outlook to Congress Wednesday for a return to normal travel habits as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides in the United States. He said the agency would continue its pandemic health... Read More

2021-04-23 19:38:17
by Alexa Hornbeck
Airbnb Trends Show Boom in Staycations This Memorial Day

A recent "trends" report from Airbnb suggests that the ongoing roll out of the coronavirus vaccine is spurring a renewed... Read More

A recent "trends" report from Airbnb suggests that the ongoing roll out of the coronavirus vaccine is spurring a renewed interest in travel, particularly when it comes to "open air" or "off-the-grid" locations.  In fact, the online rental marketplace said... Read More

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