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Cargo planes and air carriers won big at the Dubai Airshow thanks to the shipping crisis and pandemic

Workers load a shipment of cargo onto a flight.Sean Gallup/Getty Images Air cargo was one of the big winners from the Dubai Airshow thanks to the shipping crisis. Airbus and Boeing landed orders for cargo jets, both new and converted, to meet rising demand. Boeing held off on launching the 777X Freighter while Airbus launched its A350 Freighter.  International airshows are typically a time for airlines to show off their latest and greatest innovations that seek to improve the flying experienc...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Canada, Emirates, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Air, Airlines, Boeing, Airbus A350


I went behind the scenes with Singapore Airlines to see how it's massively upgrading the onboard experience on the world's longest flights

Inside the Golden Door spa.Thomas Pallini/Insider Singapore Airlines has turned to the Golden Door Spa to give its ultra-long-haul flights an upgrade. Golden Door chef Greg Frey Jr is crafting a brand-new menu based on items served at the spa.  Singapore Airlines currently flies three of the top 10 longest flights in the world.  Singapore Airlines is a recognized leader in aviation when it comes to flying the longest commercial flights in the world. Soos Jozsef/Shutterstock.com While an...
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Emirates will soon fly the world's largest twin-engine cargo plane in a landmark deal with an Israeli company

Israel Aerospace Industries' Boeing 777-300ER "Big Twin" cargo plane.Israel Aerospace Industries Emirates will convert four of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft into cargo freighters. Israel Aerospace Industries is tasked with the conversions and is currently developing the first Boeing 777-300 Special Freighter. Cargo airlines have been clamoring for more aircraft as the supply chain and shipping crises continue.  Emirates is the latest customer for the soon-to-be largest twin-engine cargo ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, UK, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, Israel, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Middle East, Arizona, Emirates


Democrats are asking Biden to mandate that airlines require passengers to be fully vaxxed for COVID-19 before flying

Travellers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to mandate that domestic air travelers be fully vaccinated. More than 30 Democratic lawmakers signed onto the letter, sent earlier this week to Biden. The letter comes as millions plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Democratic lawmakers are urging President Joe Biden to require that all airline passengers either show proof of full vaccination agains...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Airports, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Democrats, United States, Airlines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


We were among the first to go onboard Gulfstream's new $78 million G700 and saw how it plans to stand out among encroaching rivals - see inside

A first look at Gulfstream's new G700. Thomas Pallini/Insider Gulfstream's largest-ever private jet will soon fly the most elite travelers as its first delivery in 2022 nears. The $78 million G700 offers nearly 57 feet on cabin length with room for a shower and bedroom. Competition from rival private jet manufacturers is threatening the G700's impressive size and range. Gulfstream is preparing to debut its largest private jet yet, catering to an elite class of traveler th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, France, Planes, US, Trends, Qatar, Flying, Aviation, Doha, Private Jets, Bombardier, Qatar Airways, Gulfstream


Amtrak is getting part of $66 billion for rail from the infrastructure bill, but the agency is already debuting new trains that will take travelers across the US - see inside

An Amtrak GE Genesis P42 locomotive. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak is a big winner in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with $66 billion going towards rail. More cities across the US may receive rail service while existing lines, stations, and services will see upgrades and improvements. Amtrak in June debuted the new interiors of its long-distance trains that will traverse the country. Amtrak is on the verge of a new era as it will soon find itself flush with capital following th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Trains, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Chicago, David, Infrastructure, Rail Travel, Biden


Amtrak is getting a piece of $66 billion for rail from the infrastructure bill, but Amtrak is already debuting new trains that will take travelers across the US - see inside

An Amtrak GE Genesis P42 locomotive. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak is a big winner in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with $66 billion going towards rail. More cities across the US may receive rail service while existing lines, stations, and services will see upgrades and improvements. Amtrak in June debuted the new interiors of its long-distance trains that will traverse the country. Amtrak is on the verge of a new era as it will soon find itself flush with capital following th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Trains, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Chicago, David, Infrastructure, Rail Travel, Biden


A private jet firm is using Honda's $5 million private jets to offer the wealthy a luxurious experience for less than the price of using larger planes

A Volato HondaJet Elite. Thomas Pallini/Insider Volato is a private aviation company using the HondaJet as its flagship aircraft. Wealthy flyers can purchase an ownership stake in the aircraft and pay an hourly rate of $3,200 plus fuel. The HondaJet is underutilized in the US but offers an impressively spacious cabin with a range of nearly 1,500 nautical miles. When Americans think of the name "Honda," chances are most of them aren't thinking about a private jet. But one company is l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Honda, Long Island, Private Jets, Private Jet, NetJets, Liotta, FlexJet


I used CBX, the private border crossing bridge that connects Tijuana airport with the US and found it's one of the best kept secrets for travelers

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cross Border Xpress connects Tijuana International Airport with the US through a private border crossing. Flyers can use Cross Border Xpress when flying in and out of Tijuana to avoid wait times at traditional ports of entry. It took me no more than 15 minutes to get from Tijuana to the US using the crossing with virtually no lines for US Customs and Border Protection. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, San Diego, Aviation, Starbucks, Airlines


JetBlue is trying to cater to business travelers on its London routes with a new Mint business class cabin. But it's missing some key amenities.

Flying JetBlue Airways from London to New York in Mint business class. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue is the newest airline flying between New York and London, catering to both leisure and business travelers. Mint business class has been fully upgraded for the long-haul flights with a new cabin and dining experience. The flights are, however, not perfectly suited to match the needs of traditional business travelers. JetBlue is looking to make a splash in the transatlantic market with the s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Air Canada, New York City, US, Trends, Aer Lingus, Flying, Atlantic, Heathrow, Gatwick


Upstart airline Breeze just took home its first Airbus A220 aircraft with business class-style seats that will fly transcontinental and eventually to Europe - see inside

Breeze Airways's first Airbus A220-300. Breeze Airways and Airbus Breeze Airways just took delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 jet, five months after the airline launched. The A220-300 can fly 3,450 nautical miles, opening up transcontinental flights and potential European service. New premium seats will be found onboard with in-seat power also available for all passengers. One of America's newest airlines is celebrating its five-month anniversary with a brand-new plane. Breeze...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Planes, US, America, Trends, Hawaii, South America, Airbus, West Coast, East Coast, Central Europe, Embraer, Neeleman


Qatar Airways glamorous new business class suite is traveling the globe on its newest plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - take a look

Inside a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Thomas Pallini/Insider Qatar Airways started flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2021 with a new business class product. A total of 30 business class s2uites comprise the cabin with sliding doors for privacy. New innovations including a wireless charging pad can also be found in the suites. Qatar Airways has a new product to offer its premium cabin customers that are flying on the newest addition to the airline's aircraft family. ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing


An airline pilot that's kicked passengers off planes for not wearing masks shares what goes on in the cockpit when passengers become unruly

Sorbis / Shutterstock.com Pilots and flight attendants have been forced to deal with increased bouts of violence in the skies. Tensions over the ongoing federal mask mandate have created hostile environments on some flights. One airline pilot shared how he deals with unruly flyers and what goes on in the cockpit while incidents occur. See more stories on Insider's business page. The airline industry is facing unprecedented levels of violent incidents onboard airplanes as tensions ri...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Pilots, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendants, American Airlines, Allied Pilots Association


American Airlines flight attendants union tells employees they won't be fired if they refuse to get vaccinated by the airline's deadline

An American Airlines flight attendant. LM Otero/AP American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling members that they won't be immediately fired if they remain unvaccinated past the airline's deadline. All American employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 per a Biden administration mandate for federal contractors. American's deadline for vaccination is just days before the Thanksgiving holiday. American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling flight atte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Biden, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, Delta Air Lines


Inside the Golden Door Spa, the California retreat loved by the wealthy that's $9,950 for a week's stay

Inside the Golden Door Spa and Resort. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Golden Door Spa and Resort in California has hosted the world's elite at its 600 acres. Guests pay $9,950 for a week-long stay that includes spa treatments, workouts, and other activities. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. crafts the spa menu that's unlike traditional spas with satiating, nutritional, and delicious food. Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort...
Tags: Travel, News, California, Life, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Julia Roberts, Canada, San Diego, Oprah Winfrey, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines


I flew Spirit across the US for $35 after it canceled thousands of flights in August. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again but it wasn't without risks.

Flying Spirit Airlines from Santa Ana, California to Newark, New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider Spirit Airlines in August canceled thousands of flights after extreme weather impacted its operation, impacting its reputation for cheap on-time flights. The event highlighted the risks of booking with an ultra-low-cost carrier, which may recover slower than larger carriers. Even with the risks, Spirit still manages to attract flyers that are price-focused with fares lower than $35 one-way fo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Boston, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Spirit, Aviation, Airbus


Delta is months away from debuting its new $3.9 billion terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport with 37 gates and its largest lounge ever

Touring Delta Air Lines' new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is two years ahead of schedule on its new terminal construction at New York's LaGuardia Airport. A new arrivals and departures hall, the largest-ever Delta Sky Club, and the second of four concourses concourse will open in spring 2022. The 1.3 million-square-foot terminal will feature 37 gates when complete in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. LaGuardia Air...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Trends, Ap, Features, Flying, Canada, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Starbucks, Tsa


I lived in the 'best airport in the world' for 48 hours and saw why its lounges, shops, and swimming pool make it perfect for travelers

Doha, Qatar's Hamad International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar was just voted the "best airport in the world" by Skytrax. I spent 48 hours in the airport on a recent trip to Doha and got to explore nearly every crevice. The airport is incredibly traveler-friendly with amenities for every type of flyer, including families. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aviation rating company Skytrax has crowned Hamad International A...
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I flew American Airlines to Europe for the first time during the pandemic and found it's back to normal with bad food, uncomfortable seats, and free alcohol

Flying American Airlines from New York to Madrid, Spain during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines is one of four US carriers flying overseas to Europe and has recently started increasing services as more countries open to American tourists. Transatlantic flights are pretty much back to normal, besides having to wear a mask. Hot meals and alcohol are once again served in all cabins including economy class. See more stories on Insider's business page. American ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Spain, Features, Rome, Aviation, John, Airlines


While world leaders are at the UN talking climate change, their private jets are often forced to fly and park hundreds of miles away

Boris Johnson speaking at the United Nations General Assembly EDUARDO MUNOZ/POOL/AFP/Getty World leaders from across the globe flew into New York City to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Their aircraft, however, weren't allowed to stay at New York City's airports due to a long-standing rule. Boris Johnson took Amtrak's Acela from New York to Washington, DC while his plane was parked in Virginia. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City in Sept...
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Emirates' top US exec details how the airline will build back up in the country without skimping on caviar, in-flight showers, and the A380

An Emirates Airbus A380. Agent Wolf/Shutterstock.com Emirates is building back its route network with 78 flights to the US come October. The Airbus A380 is also returning to all of its year-round pre-pandemic destinations. The in-flight service is also back to its pre-pandemic offering including caviar in first class. See more stories on Insider's business page. Like the rest of the industry, Emirates was not immune to the uncertainty that engulfed the aviation industry in the COVID...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Canada, United States


Small airlines battle to serve the most remote US cities, where even empty flights can be profitable thanks to millions in subsidies

An Advanced Airlines Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft. Joey Gerardi/Gerardi Aviation Photography The US government's Essential Air Service program gives subsidies to airlines serving remote cities. Around $315 million is being spent in 2021 for Lower 48 cities, given largely to the country's smallest airlines. EAS cities are highly sought after and communities can be very particular with who serves them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Beckley, West Virginia; Bu...
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I flew on a $65 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet and saw why it's a favorite of tech billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Flying on a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Gulfstream G650ER is one of the largest purpose-built private jets currently in service. Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos use the aircraft to traverse the globe in speed and luxury. Private airlines including Qatar Executive allow the wealthy to charter the aircraft instead of owning it outright. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos might be rival space cowboys bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Air Travel, California, Planes, Trends, Qatar, Features, Thailand, Flying, Richard Branson, Aviation, Airlines


I ate at Nando's, the famed South African chain, for the first time and was unimpressed despite its appealing decor and heart-shaped chicken

Eating at Nando's in London, UK. Thomas Pallini/Insider Nando's is a chicken chain serving up South African-style cuisine and is known for its heart-shaped butterfly chicken. Peri-peri chicken is the chain's flagship dish with a tasty combination of spices. Hundreds of locations exist around the world but some are being closed due to a chicken shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has Kentucky Fried Chicken. And South Africa has Nando's. ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, News, Washington, Restaurants, US, Trends, Features, Chicken, Ireland, South Africa, Retail, Dining, Eating Out


American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
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An aviation startup wants to revolutionize frequent flyer programs by letting travelers earn cryptocurrency simply by flying: Meet FlyCoin

Mongkol Foto/Shutterstock FlyCoin is a new fintech startup looking to offer flyers an alternative to traditional loyalty programs. Flyers can earn "FlyCoins" that can be exchanged for currencies such as bitcoin or US dollars. Ravn Alaska is currently participating in the program and Northern Pacific Airways will join once flights launch. See more stories on Insider's business page. Accruing cryptocurrency may soon be as easy as earning airline frequent flyer miles. FlyCoin is a new f...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, News, Finance, Planes, US, Trends, Bitcoin, Alaska, Standard Chartered, Moon, Aviation, Airlines, El Salvador, Cryptocurrencies


Americans rushed to Canada when it first opened but crossing data shows the Great White North has lost its allure - and businesses on the border are most impacted

The US-Canada border in Derby Line, Vermont. Thomas Pallini/Insider Americans flocked across the US-Canada border after its reopening to vaccinated US tourists. Crossings have since dropped given strict requirements and the end of the summer travel season. Canadian businesses haven't been able to capitalize on the border reopening as leaders had hoped. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canadians expecting a tsunami of US visitors once the border reopened were disappoint...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, US, Trends, Flying, Canada, Biden, British Columbia, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Niagara Falls, Manitoba, Churchill Wild, Travelers


US officials helped an American citizen and their family escape Afghanistan across an overland route

Afghanistan refugees walking at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty An American citizen and their family fleeing Afghanistan were helped across the border by the US, according to the Associated Press. The group fled the Taliban-controlled country via an "overland" route. Biden administration officials say "around 100" Americans remain in Afghanistan after the US pulled out troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration confirmed that it helped with...
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Gulfstream just debuted its new $75 million ultra-long-range plane that's also the world's largest purpose-built private jet: Meet the G700

A first look at Gulfstream's new G700. Thomas Pallini/Insider Gulfstream's new G700 is on a world tour ahead of its certification and the industry is getting its first look at a flyable aircraft with a finished interior. The new Gulfstream flagship can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles and at speeds of up to Mach .925. Up to five living areas can exist in the aircraft with space for up to 19, as well as options for a full-size bed and shower. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was able to land in and take off from Kabul on Monday despite chaos at the airport

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Ancapital/Shutterstock.com A Turkish Airlines plane flew from Istanbul to Kabul on Monday amid chaos at the airport. It landed in Kabul and departed again for Istanbul with more than 320 passengers, reports said. Afghans have tried to flee Kabul by any means necessary, including climbing on departing planes. See more stories on Insider's business page. While military and civilian aircraft were scrambling to get out of Kabul, Afghanistan, one Turkish...
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