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The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of Mobility and Automotive at the IOTA Foundation, where he develops strat...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Column, Smart City, Germany, Singapore, Policy, United States, Urban Planning, Smart Cities, Blockchain, Mathew, DLT, Urban Infrastructure


I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here's what it's like to lounge during the pandemic

We visited three airport lounges to answer definitively: what is it like to lounge during the pandemic? Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Airlines are adapting their premium lounges to the new realities of pandemic flying as their top travelers remain largely grounded.  Each airline has its own approach but all are centered around health and safety first followed by a gradual ramp-up of the amenities that flyers expect. We visited the airport lounges of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, an...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Airports, Air Travel, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Newark, Airlines, United, United Airlines


Why a backyard shed maker decided to pivot to making tiny homes and offices on wheels — see inside its $129,000 DW model

The DW. Modern Shed Backyard shed maker Modern Shed has unveiled the DW, a $129,000 tiny home on wheels. The company decided to add this new addition to its product line during the coronavirus pandemic in order to "offer something that embodies agility, which is really something this year has asked of all of us," founder of Modern Shed Ryan Smith told Business Insider in an email interview. The DW, short for Dwelling on Wheels, can be delivered as an office on wheels instead of a tiny home...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, California, US, Trends, Smith, Pacific Northwest, Ryan Smith, Business Insider, Tiny Home On Wheels, Tiny Home, DW, Brittany Chang, Modern Shed, DW Modern Shed Backyard, Wall Street Journal According


All 11 US airlines are running Black Friday sales, but the meager discounts are just another sign of an industry in crisis — here's the list

Flying on a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320neo. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider All 11 major US airlines are participating in Black Friday in which flyers can get the jump on deals for 2021 travel. Those not offering discounted flights are offering sale prices or bonuses when purchasing points or miles.  International flight deals are largely missing as travel restrictions continue to hinder where Americans can travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Black Friday is here, ...
Tags: Travel, Black Friday, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Emirates, Aviation


Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to '1 in a million'

Noam Galai/Getty Images Delta is trialing a new testing program that will allow passengers to travel to Europe without quarantine. The airline is piloting the scheme on flights between Rome and Atlanta from December alongside Italian airline Alitalia. Passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane in the US, and another one upon arrival in Italy. If the Delta flights are 60% full and the tests are combined with other protective measures, the risk of COVID-19 inf...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Eu, Rome, Delta Airlines, Tourism, Italy, Delta, Transport, Aviation


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Nearly the same amount of planes are in the air above North America ahead of Thanksgiving this year compared to last year. Here's what that looks like.

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Millions of people are flying ahead of Thanksgiving this week, and Flightradar24, a live air travel tracker, shows what that looks like.  Although the airlines are seeing their busiest stretch yet since March, air travel is still at a fraction of last year's levels.  The US Centers for Disease Control is advising that people avoid Thanksgiving travel to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Tsa, Airlines, North America, Holiday Travel, Transportation Security Administration, US Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19, Tim Levin, BITranspo


Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
Tags: Transportation, BITranspo, Caribbean, Europe, Features, Travel, CT Visual Features, Air Travel, COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Flying, Tourism, Airlines, Aviation, BI Graphics


Here's everything you need to know and check before returning to the skies this holiday season

Travelers taking to the skies this holiday season will be greeted by an entirely new travel experience, one unlike anything seen before the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Flyers returning to the skies for the upcoming holiday season will be met with an entirely new travel experience. Health and safety is the new priority with revamped procedures at nearly every airport and on every airline. Airline schedules are constantly changing but travelers ca...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Skytrax, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


COVID-19 has ushered in a new kind of vacation: the ultra-exclusive road trip for the uber-wealthy traveler

Luxury travel company All Roads North and luxury community Exclusive Resorts now offer discreet, nearly private seven- to nine-night excursions. Napa Valley Wine Train; Samantha Lee/Business Insider For the better part of a year, the novel coronavirus has put many aspects of life on hold — or on Zoom. But for those with enough money to spend, not even a deadly, contagious virus is reason to let their wanderlust go unsatiated. Instead, they can take a trip along the California coastline, sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, California, La, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Luxury, Michelin, Henderson, James Henderson, Getty Museum, Napa Valley Wine Train, Samantha Lee, Pedraza


How we travel now: a guide for getting from here to there in a suddenly static world

Juice Flair/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider I've spent much of the seven months since John Prine died from complications related to COVID-19 going through the master songwriter's sizable catalog. That has afforded me the time not just to wallow in the over-the-top good stuff ("Sam Stone," "Paradise," "Lake Marie"), but also to root around the back of the catalog, where the undeservedly under-heard stuff lives. To continually discover Prine's habit of slipping bits of wisdom and...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, America, Trends, Royal Caribbean, Giza, Fisker, John Prine, Alex Davies, Sam Stone, Prine, Samantha Lee, Coronavirus, BI Graphics, How We Travel Now, Paradise Lake Marie


Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 167 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


Frontier Airlines is launching 19 new routes and expanding to 3 new cities in 2021 with a new shortest route at 171 nautical miles — here's the full list

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Frontier Airlines is planning massive growth in 2021 with 19 new routes and entry into three new cities. The bi-coastal expansion will focus primarily on California and Florida but cities across the US will see increased service.  In the Caribbean, Frontier is taking the fight to Spirit Airlines with increased service to the Dominican Republic and US Virgin Islands.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fronti...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Miami, Airbus


How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Teterboro Airport, Flohr, Nuage, VistaJet, Thomas Flohr, Vista Global, Thomas Pallini


Southwest just announced 12 new routes to leisure destinations like Hawaii and Mexico as it prepares to fly the Boeing 737 Max again — here's the full list

Southwest Airlines will launch 12 new routes in 2021. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines is expanding with 12 new leisure routes across the United States and Mexico.  Savannah, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida are the focus of the expansion, with nine new routes to those cities. Hawaii and Mexico will see three new routes as Americans seek vacations in tropical locales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is continuing a nationwide expansion...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, United States, Hawaii, George Bush, Long Beach, Nashville, John Wayne


Singapore Airlines is betting on the US with new routes despite a COVID surge — here's why the airline is expanding now

Singapore Airlines is growing its US presence following eight months of only serving Los Angeles. Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock.com Singapore Airlines is growing its US route network with increased flights to the West Coast starting next month.  New three-times-weekly flights to San Francisco will start in mid-December while Los Angeles will soon see five weekly flights. The airline's head of Americas Joey Seow told Business Insider that vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna is a good sign ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, Americas, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Netherlands, Emirates, Dubai, Belgium, Aviation, Michigan


How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


The first cruise line to resume Caribbean trips just canceled all 2020 cruises after an outbreak infected 7 passengers

SeaDream was able to restart cruises despite CDC guidelines because its ships are small and it's not based in the US. SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream Yacht Club has canceled its remaining 2020 cruises following a COVID-19 outbreak on one of its ships, the company announced Tuesday.  The company was the first to resume Caribbean cruises since the pandemic began, but seven passengers and two crew members tested positive for the virus on its very first trip out of Barbados.  Major US cruise ...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Carnival, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean, Barbados, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Cruise Industry


I'm a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May has been a pilot and flight instructor for nearly two decades. Carl May Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He's been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his staff of flight instructors since April. He typically sees several clients a day for three- to four-hour flight lessons on p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Careers, Trends, Tennessee, Arizona, Las Vegas, Airlines, Air Force, Pilot, Scottsdale, Nordic, Gibson, Cirrus


Car travel won't see a huge drop this Thanksgiving, with AAA expecting to rescue 413,000 US drivers roadside

Those in urban areas can expect much heavier traffic the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Reuters Travel rates this Thanksgiving will be down across the board, but those who elect to travel will largely do it by driving, according to AAA. Traffic and road congestion will be lighter than in years previous, but those in urban areas can expect heavier-than-normal delays in bottleneck areas. Traffic in urban areas is expected to peak the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Visit B...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Thanksgiving, US, Trends, United States, Road Trips, Autos, AAA, Hall, Inrix, Kristen Lee, Reuters Travel, Business Insider Those, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Private jet firm XO just added 15 aircraft to its fleet in a major fleet expansion that will help corner the new market of first-time private jet flyers

XO is expanding its fleet to 58 aircraft with the addition of 15 light jets. Perry Correll/Shutterstock.com Private aviation firm XO just added 15 Cessna Citation Ultra jets to its fleet, growing to 58 aircraft in total. It's the first light jet to be flown by XO, offering a greater variety to new and existing members over the traditional super-midsize and long-range aircraft operated by the firm. Thomas Flohr, the CEO of XO's parent company, Vista Global, told Business Insider that member...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Mexico, Planes, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, Las Vegas, West Coast, East Coast


5 people reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


5 people just tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


Here's how to book holiday travel with no risk of losing money and a full refund if you have to cancel

Travelers should book with caution this holiday season as there are still so many unknowns about the pandemic. Shutterstock.com Travelers are preparing to take to the skies this holiday season should book their flights carefully to avoid losing money if the pandemic worsens.  Airlines are waiving change and cancellation fees but that doesn't mean a refund if you have to cancel. Using airline points and miles or travel credits can help ensure maximum flexibility and help get the best deal. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, Christmas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Caribbean, United Airlines, Holiday Travel, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


Royal Caribbean to look for volunteers to help test the new normal for cruises as the CDC's 'No Sail' order is lifted

The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas docked in Miami in 2008. Lynne Sladky/AP The US Center for for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its no-sail order on November 1, and Royal Caribbean will be looking for volunteers to embark on trial cruises. These cruises are a way to test safety guidelines the CDC has put in place to allow ships to set sail again.  Most cruise ships have been at dock since March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted all travel. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Boats, Miami, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean, Cruise Lines, Barbara Smith, Lynne Sladky, Disease Control and Prevention, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention


United is bringing back its ultra-premium West Coast flights to JFK in 2021 complete with lie-flat seats to entice business travelers to return to the skies

A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com United Airlines is resuming premium flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in February 2021. Los Angeles and San Francisco will see up to two daily flights each using specially-configured Boeing 767-300ER. The service is geared towards premium travelers with 46 lie-flat business class seats, 22 premium economy recliner seats, and 43 Economy Plus extra legroom seats. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Aviation, John, Newark, Airlines, Jfk


Trump is selling his iconic $7 million helicopter that was a frequent guest on 'The Apprentice' and the campaign trail — see inside

Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty President Donald Trump's personal Sikorsky S-76 VIP helicopter is currently for sale. The $7 million helicopter was acquired by Trump in 2010 and its cabin outfitted by designer Eric Roth, according to CNBC.  It was a frequent sight on "The Apprentice" and on the campaign trail from 2015 to 2016 before Trump became president. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can now buy President Donald Trump...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, England, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Washington, Scotland, Planes, New York City, Time, US, Trends, Features



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