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    Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but stopped short of requiring them to do so. The officials also recommended — but did not move to require — travelers wear face coverings in airports and on planes. All leading U.S. airlines now require passengers to wear masks, but regulators have refused a request by the airlines to make it a federal rule. The Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services...
    BRITS hoping for a holiday abroad are looking to July and August for their next trip, with countries welcoming tourists back once again. One popular British destination is Greece, with Kos, Zante and Kavos favourite package holidays. 3Here is everything you need to know about travelling to Greece this yearCredit: Alamy The country has kept coronavirus cases much lower than the UK with just 3,390 cases compared to 312,654. Yet the UK is looking into forming air bridges with countries...
    Since the coronavirus pandemic began, weve all been told to socially distance by standing or sitting six feet (or two meters) apart from strangers. But a new study suggests that this distance might not be far enough to prevent virus transmission.   Researchers found that infected droplets can travel up to 13 feet when theres not even any wind blowing.  However, these droplets from people who cough or sneeze may evaporate faster at high temperatures and humidity.  The international team - from...
    Air travel reached a new high during the coronavirus pandemic over the past weekend, with more than 2 million people passing through airports. Figures reported by the Transportation Security Administration show that more than 2.43 million travelers passed through airport security from Thursday to Sunday. Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 284 ImagesWhile the number is less than one-quarter of the 10.4 million people who passed through airports during the same period in 2019, it is the highest number of...
    BRITS desperate regain normality and book a summer holiday await the publication of the list of air bridge countries. But home secretary Priti Patel has urged people not to rush into booking holidays and wait for the government to finalise agreements. 2Priti Patel said on June 28 that deals would be published in the next few daysCredit: 2020 � Elliott Franks When will the government make an announcement on air bridges? Air bridges will mean that people can...
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - New Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Monday he would take a cautious approach to opening up air travel after health authorities warned this could reignite the coronavirus crisis in Ireland. The caretaker government of outgoing prime minister Leo Varadkar, who is now Martins deputy, agreed last week to ease travel restrictions from July 9 with countries that have reduced transmission rates to a low level. But Irelands chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, said on Friday he...
    BRITS should avoid travelling abroad this year despite government plans to form quarantine-free air bridges with other countries, Dr Hilary Jones has warned. He explained on Good Morning Britain that it is not sensible to consider going abroad just yet - as it is how the pandemic started. 2Going on holiday abroad is cautioned against as air travel was how the pandemic started in the first placeCredit: Dan Charity - The Sun Dr Hilary told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid:...
    LOS ANGELES -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in parts of the country, theres renewed concerns over domestic travel.This time of year would normally mean busy roads and airports for the summer travel season -- but not this year.The coronavirus pandemic has prompted summer travel season, which is usually at its peak around July 4, to considerably decrease.AAA reports car travel is expected to decline by 3.6%, air by 71.7% and travel by train, cruise or bus is forecasted...
    LOS ANGELES -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in parts of the country, theres renewed concerns over domestic travel.This time of year would normally mean busy roads and airports for the summer travel season -- but not this year.The coronavirus pandemic has prompted summer travel season, which is usually at its peak around July 4, to considerably decrease.AAA reports car travel is expected to decline by 3.6%, air by 71.7% and travel by train, cruise or bus is forecasted...
    LOS ANGELES -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in parts of the country, theres renewed concerns over domestic travel.This time of year would normally mean busy roads and airports for the summer travel season -- but not this year.The coronavirus pandemic has prompted summer travel season, which is usually at its peak around July 4, to considerably decrease.AAA reports car travel is expected to decline by 3.6%, air by 71.7% and travel by train, cruise or bus is forecasted...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in parts of the country, theres renewed concerns over domestic travel.This time of year would normally mean busy roads and airports for the summer travel season -- but not this year.The coronavirus pandemic has prompted summer travel season, which is usually at its peak around July 4, to considerably decrease.AAA reports car travel is expected to decline by 3.6%, air by 71.7% and travel by train, cruise or bus is...
    PARIS (AP) — Twenty-nine environmental activists were arrested Friday after breaking onto a runway of Paris’ Orly Airport to protest plane emissions — just hours after the airport reopened for the first time since the virus pandemic grounded most air travel three months ago. The activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) demanded that France’s domestic flights be immediately stopped because of the high carbon emissions they produce. The protesters broke into the airfield at 10 a.m. after warning security guards of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thinking of flying anytime soon? CBS2’s Alice Gainer recently got a look at the changes you’ll see at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports. Social distancing markers. Sanitizer stations. Plexiglass for agents. Those are three things you’ll notice right away at LaGuardia. MORE: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: Construction At LaGuardia Airport Will ‘Energize’ Reopening Crowds are still small so many stores and eateries remain closed. “First time in a long time flying out,” one traveler said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ...
    VIDEO7:3607:36Can the airline sector recover?CNBC Reports Not too long ago, the airline industry was preparing for a surge in passengers, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasting 8.2 billion air travelers in 2037.  But in April, air travel declined 98% from last year as countries closed their borders in efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic. We think airlines are going to probably lose an unprecedented $84 billion in 2020, Brian Pearce, chief economist for IATA, said in an interview with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Its now understood that COVID-19 particles are in the air, but its not yet clear exactly how far the virus spreads or how contagious it can be.Dr. Jayant Pinto is leading a study at the University of Chicago to answer those questions.The current 6-foot guidelines are based off old studies of how far coughs and sneezes travel, Pinto said.University of Chicago medical researchers are using an air sampler to look at the coronavirus specifically.The results could help...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps said he would say more on June 29 about possible air bridges with other countries to enable travel during the coronavirus crisis, adding that conversations were ongoing. Britons hoping to go on holiday and airlines are putting pressure on the government to drop a quarantine on those returning to Britain or to form air bridges, where two countries agree to allow travel without such measures. Well say more about this on June...
      SAFE “air bridges” to popular European holiday destinations could be announced by the end of the week. France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Germany and Austria are all expected to introduce travel corridors with quarantine measures relaxed from June 29. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Brits should start stocking up on sun tan lotion as some European countries are expected to introduce travel corridors with relaxed quarantine measuresCredit: Solarpix Air bridges, an agreement...
    From free flights to free nights, the tourism industry is pulling out all the stops this summer to get international customers back onto planes and into hotels after the coronavirus pandemic pulverized the travel sector and threatens to push some tourism-centric countries into their deepest-ever recessions. Thanks to worldwide lockdowns, international tourism plunged by 22 percent in the first quarter, and it could decline by up to 80 percent in 2020, according to the U.N. World Tourism Organization. The International...
    A startup company has pitched a double-decker, lie-flat seat for airplanes as a way of providing travelers greater privacy, especially when they fly during a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.  Zephyr Aerospaces double-decker, lie-flat seat was pitched for the future of economy premium travel as the firm believes travelers will want the isolation during their flights.   The prototypes designer says airlines wont reduce their seating density with the Zephyr Seats 2-4-2 seating layout.  Travelers sit above and below each...
    TORONTO — Air travelers in Canada will need to have their temperatures checked before they are allowed to board planes, although the country’s transport minister says the system will take months to get going. The measure is meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading as more people start flying again. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the requirement will be phased in, starting at the end of June for international flights into Canada. By the end of July, the program will...
    The RV rentals go for roughly $300 per night, and experts say the vehicles could prove to be more popular with vacationers this summer. (Courtesy Spigus LLC) With flying too frightening of an option for many because of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have been predicting that recreational vehicles would prove to be more popular with vacationers this summer. Based on the experiences of a couple of local companies, it appears that, so far, the experts are right. “The last two...
    That didn’t take long. Less than a week after resuming flights, Lion Air is suspending domestic and international flights until further notice. According to a statement from the airline, this decision was made after it was discovered that many passengers were either unable or unwilling to follow regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A statement on the airline’s website says that flights will be suspended starting June 5th. The statement also explains that travelers who already bought a...
    Washington (CNN Business)Air travel is nowhere near pre-pandemic levels. But it began bouncing back in May. The number of people passing through airport security checkpoints nearly doubled over the course of the month. The Transportation Security Administration says it screened nearly 949,000 passengers over the past weekend. It scanned 476,000 people over the first weekend in May.American Airlines (AAL) said more people traveled this past weekend than over Memorial Day, the start of the summer travel season. Although the increases...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Delta Air Lines and its pilots union are working hard to avoid furloughs, the airline said Sunday. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Delta previously announced the airline would have a surplus of pilots as flights were canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, together with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the company is trying to avoid furloughing around 2,300 pilots, Reuters reported. CLICK...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ BY LAND AND BY SEA: — Passenger traffic has resumed at the main airport in Slovenia after being suspended for more than two months of suspension as part of lockdown measures. An Air Serbia flight from Serbia’s capital Belgrade was the first to...