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2021-03-15 13:28:27
by Kate Michael
State Department Continues to Advise Against International Travel

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has caused colossal damage to the U.S. travel industry, grounding airlines, emptying hotels, and stopping almost all... Read More

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has caused colossal damage to the U.S. travel industry, grounding airlines, emptying hotels, and stopping almost all business and leisure travel for months. The State Department isn’t suggesting this will change any time soon. In a discussion... Read More

2021-03-12 14:47:05
by TWN Staff
Katko, DeFazio and Thompson Renew Fight for Better Funding of TSA

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has joined with Democratic colleagues Reps. Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, and Bennie Thompson, of... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., has joined with Democratic colleagues Reps. Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, and Bennie Thompson, of Mississippi, in a renewed push to bolster funding for the Transportation Security Administration and better ensure the safety of America's... Read More

2021-03-03 14:57:17
by Tom Ramstack
Airlines Say They Will Fail Without More Federal Aid

WASHINGTON -- Airline industry officials made a plea Tuesday for additional federal assistance to help their deeply wounded businesses recover... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Airline industry officials made a plea Tuesday for additional federal assistance to help their deeply wounded businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. They asked a congressional committee for another round of Payroll Support Program funds, not only to... Read More

2021-02-10 20:08:39
by TWN Staff
Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push to Protect the Flying Public

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is seeking to enhance the safety of the flying public by requiring airlnes... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is seeking to enhance the safety of the flying public by requiring airlnes to install secondary cockpit barriers on all commercial passsenger aircraft. The legislation reintroduced by Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., Brian Fitzpatrick,... Read More

2021-02-10 15:53:07
by Kate Michael
Families Seek Exemptions to U.S., Canada Land Border Closure

WASHINGTON — When it comes to COVID restrictions along America’s northern border, the United States and Canada are treating travelers... Read More

WASHINGTON — When it comes to COVID restrictions along America’s northern border, the United States and Canada are treating travelers rather differently. While this may not be as concerning for most general discretionary travel, bi-national families are increasingly frustrated with... Read More

Around the Globe, Virus Cancels Spring Travel for Millions

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading... Read More

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; American college students going on road trips and hitting the beach over spring break;... Read More

2021-01-25 21:43:56
by Daniel Mollenkamp
CDC Expands COVID Restrictions for International Air Travel

ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put into effect on Tuesday a new order that mandates all... Read More

ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put into effect on Tuesday a new order that mandates all air passengers into the US have taken a viral test for coronavirus infection within three days of their flight. Written... Read More

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials.... Read More

2020-12-21 17:05:55
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Investigates Cruises as Coronavirus Super Spreaders

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee is pressuring the Centers for Disease Control to deliver more information on the role of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee is pressuring the Centers for Disease Control to deliver more information on the role of cruise ships in spreading coronavirus. Cruise operators like Carnival Corp. are accused of marketing their tourist ships as being safe... Read More

US Airport Traffic Rising Despite Holiday Travel Warnings

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — More than 1 million people have passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints in each of... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — More than 1 million people have passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints in each of the past two days in a sign that public health pleas to avoid holiday travel are being ignored, despite an... Read More

Winter Travel Raises More Fears of Viral Spread

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by... Read More

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in COVID-19 cases. In the U.S., AAA predicts that... Read More

Airlines Say Thanksgiving Demand is Faltering as CDC Warns Americans Not to Travel

DALLAS — Three of the biggest U.S. airlines say demand is weakening for the usually busy Thanksgiving period as the CDC cautioned Americans against traveling for the... Read More

DALLAS — Three of the biggest U.S. airlines say demand is weakening for the usually busy Thanksgiving period as the CDC cautioned Americans against traveling for the holiday. United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines said Thursday that they have seen an increase in cancellations and a decrease in new bookings... Read More

2020-11-19 19:25:19
by Dan McCue
CDC Urges Americans to Forego Thanksgiving Travel, Visits With Extended Family

WASHINGTON -- It is traditionally the largest travel holiday of the year, however, officials at the Centers for Disease Control... Read More

WASHINGTON -- It is traditionally the largest travel holiday of the year, however, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans not to travel during this Thanksgiving holiday and to skip gatherings with family members outside... Read More

Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping or Eating Out, Report Says

Flying ranks below grocery shopping and eating in a restaurant when it comes to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in... Read More

Flying ranks below grocery shopping and eating in a restaurant when it comes to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a public place, a new study claims. It's all in the ventilation and the protocols, researchers at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School... Read More

Panel's Report Blasts Boeing, FAA for Crashes, Seeks Reforms

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized the problems that caused... Read More

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized the problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. Staff... Read More

2020-07-24 17:44:01
by Dan McCue
FAA Issues Emergency Inspection Order for Boeing 737s Due to Engine Issue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive Friday ordering operators of the Boeing 737 passenger jet to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive Friday ordering operators of the Boeing 737 passenger jet to inspect and potentially replace a key engine component following four reports of unexpected engine shutdowns. The FAA's "emergency airworthiness directive"... Read More

2020-07-22 17:23:01
by Dan McCue
Budd Calls for Support for TSA Temperature Check Program

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., took to the floor of the House Wednesday to urge members to support his... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., took to the floor of the House Wednesday to urge members to support his bill requiring the Transportation Security Administration to conduct a pilot temperature screening program of all airline passengers. Budd and Reps.... Read More

Tourist Towns Balance Fear, Survival in Make-or-Break Summer

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be... Read More

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — As the coronavirus raced across America, this quaint seaside town did what would normally be unthinkable for a tourist destination. Spooked by a deluge of visitors, the tiny Oregon community shooed people from its expansive... Read More

2020-05-19 21:09:31
by Dan McCue
Groundbreaking Survey Series Asks, 'What Will It Take to Return to Normalcy?'

WASHINGTON - Would you be willing to take a cruise right now? How about attending a live sporting event? Or... Read More

WASHINGTON - Would you be willing to take a cruise right now? How about attending a live sporting event? Or staying in a hotel? Perhaps flying? A new survey of the travel and leisure attitudes of Americans found that more... Read More

Trump Halted Travel From Europe for 30 Days. Officials Now Say It Could Be Months

WASHINGTON — Restrictions on travel from Europe to the United States introduced in March by President Donald Trump could last... Read More

WASHINGTON — Restrictions on travel from Europe to the United States introduced in March by President Donald Trump could last for months, despite his initial statement they would remain in place for 30 days, three senior administration officials told McClatchy.... Read More

2020-03-04 21:05:54
by Kate Michael
Coronavirus , Airline Fees, Top Aviation Subcommittee's Hearing Agenda

WASHINGTON - William McGee, an aviation consultant had a simple, overarching message for the members of the House Aviation subcommittee... Read More

WASHINGTON - William McGee, an aviation consultant had a simple, overarching message for the members of the House Aviation subcommittee on Tuesday. “If you’re not in premium class or an Elite Frequent Flier, watch out,” he said. McGee was one... Read More

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to Step Down Immediately

Boeing's CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The Chicago manufacturer said... Read More

Boeing's CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The Chicago manufacturer said Monday that Dennis Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will officially take over on January... Read More

2019-12-20 21:26:41
by Dan McCue
New Study Reveals the Most Dangerous Roads to Travel This Holiday Season

If among your wishes this holiday season is that you arrive safe and sound at your destination, it would probably... Read More

If among your wishes this holiday season is that you arrive safe and sound at your destination, it would probably be a good idea to avoid complex and confusing highway interchanges. At least, that is what is suggested by a... Read More

2019-12-17 21:49:33
by Dan McCue
21st Century Flights Still on 20th Century Time

WASHINGTON - We've all dealt with it, and many of us are about to experience it again as we head... Read More

WASHINGTON - We've all dealt with it, and many of us are about to experience it again as we head home for the holidays. The long flight followed by a breathless sprint across an airport terminal all the while hoping... Read More

House Committee Calls for Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of... Read More

U.S. House committee leaders this week called for airlines to do more to prevent mishandling of wheelchairs and scooters of passengers with disabilities, and sought more information on airlines’ policies and procedures. In a letter to industry group Airlines for... Read More

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