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International travelers to England must self-isolate until they test negative for COVID-19 after 2 cases of Omicron variant identified

Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Andrew Parsons / No 10 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter travel restrictions in response to the new COVID-19 variant. Two cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the United Kingdom.  The Omicron variant carries a concerning number of mutations that could make it more transmissible. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday new restrictions for international travelers coming to England. They come after the United Kingdom identi...
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South Africa health minister calls travel bans on country amid Omicron variant fears 'unjustified': report

A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Minister of Health Joe Phaahla announced Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File South Africa Health Minister said the travel bans ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, News, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Johannesburg, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The US is getting another startup airline, California-based Airbahn

Airbahn first Airbus A320.Airbahn California-based startup Airbahn received its first Airbus A320 aircraft on Wednesday. The company has teased its launch on social media for months and has job listings posted on its website. The company plans to serve mid-tier markets in California, Nevada, and Canada from either Long Beach or Orange County.  While the pandemic has been a challenge for established air carriers across the US, it has provided an opportunity for startup airlines. Since April 20...
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See how pets are transported on commercial airlines as animals increasingly accompany customers on vacation

American Airlines cargo handler with dogEQRoy/Shutterstock Airlines like Delta, American, United, Hawaiian, and Alaska offer pet shipping via cargo in the belly of aircraft. According to DOT data, less than .01% of pets are harmed in the cargo hold of commercial planes. Cargo handlers offer advice on how owners can keep pets safe and comfortable during their journey. Flying with a pet can be stressful, especially when they do not fit in the cabin and owners are forced to check them into car...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Dog, News, Pets, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, Delta, Airlines, United, Jetblue, Department Of Transportation, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines


The Justice Department plans to step up prosecution of unruly airline passengers after more than 5,300 incidents this year

An American Airlines flight attendant.LM Otero/AP The Federal Aviation Administration logged more than 5,300 flight disturbances this year. The vast majority are categorized as "mask-related incidents." AG Merrick Garland instructed prosecutors in a memo to step up and coordinate enforcement during the holidays. Federal prosecutors should increase their efforts to hold passengers responsible for threats and violence that occur on flights during the holiday season, US Attorney General Merrick ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Masks, US, Trends, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Faa, Charles Davis, Justice Department, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Garland, Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants


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


Away is having a rare sale this Black Friday — save up to 40% off on luggage and travel accessories

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Away Popular baggage maker Away has started its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, with a selection of items up to 40% off, including luggage, suitcases, totes, toiletry bags, and other travel essentials. The "Cyber Week" sale launched ahead of Black Friday and will end on Cyber Monday, November 29, and is available online and at the company's retail stores...
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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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A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont, Baymont Inn, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


Rolls-Royce says it has developed the 'world's fastest all-electric aircraft' topping 345.4 mph — check out the Spirit of Innovation

Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation all-electric aircraft.Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce says its Spirit of Innovation plane is the "world's fastest all-electric aircraft." The plane's top speed clocked in at 387.4 mph, which is more than 132 mph faster than the old record-holder. Rolls Royce CEO Warren East hopes the advanced technology will contribute to a "jet-zero" industry.  British aircraft manufacturing company Rolls-Royce launched its new "Spirit of Innovation" all-electric plane on S...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Ministry Of Defence, Aircraft, Dell, Siemens, Faa, Rolls Royce, Warren East, Royce, Ward


Demand for pet-friendly airlines soars 950%, with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue leading the way

Pets traveling by air.Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock Demand for pet-friendly airlines soared 950% in the last 12 months, a Next Vacay report said.  Alaska Airlines and JetBlue rank among the best, the travel service said in a press release.  "Traveling with pets is more common than ever before," Next Vacay's CEO Naveen Dittakavi added. Demand for pet-friendly airlines has surged exponentially over the past 12 months, according to a report by travel service, Next Vacay. Naveen Dittakavi, t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Traveling, Animals, Pets, US, Trends, Delta, Jetblue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Alaska Airline, VACAY


Some of the most remote areas in the US are losing an air service link to the rest of the country

United Express aircraft at Idaho Falls Regional AirportAustin Deppe/Shutterstock Small cities are losing air service, with some having just one option to connect to the country's national air network. Travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt says demand and profitability are the main factors driving the issue. The Southwest Effect and rural depopulation also contributed, according to industry expert Richard Aboulafia. With United Airlines' planned exit from 11 airports across the US, ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Montana, US, West Virginia, Trends, South Dakota, Delta, EAS, Routes, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Remote, Southwest


Singapore Airlines unveiled a swanky new lie-flat business class seat on its Boeing 737 MAX plane

Singapore Airlines 737 MAX business class seatSingapore Airlines Singapore Airlines unveiled its new lie-flat business class seat for its Boeing 737 MAX at the Dubai Air Show. The MAX is still grounded in countries the airline operates, but Singapore expects to fly the jet again this year. The 10-seat cabin features enhanced amenities, storage, privacy, space, and comfort for shorter flying. Two years after its grounding in March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX is slowly being recertified to fly a...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, US, Trends, Aircraft, Northern Ireland, Airbus, Boeing, Seats, Singapore Airlines, Business Class


Frontier Airlines will end service to 2 major airports in 2022

Frontier AirlinesCarlos Yudica Frontier Airlines is leaving Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The airline will end service to the two cities indefinitely in Q1 2022, citing high airport costs as the reason. Frontier's cited high-costs stem from the major redevelopment project going on at Newark Liberty. Frontier Airlines is ending service to two major cities on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2022, the company said in its Q3 earnings ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Spirit, San Jose, Newark, East Coast, Routes, United, Southwest Airlines


A Florida-based cruise line has unveiled a five-month, around-the-world cruise in 2024 for $34,700— see what it'll be like

Santorini, Greece.Azamara Miami-based cruise line Azamara has announced a five-month 2024 world cruise. The cruise will sail for 155 nights to over 40 countries across six continents. Prices range from $34,700 for an interior stateroom to $128,200 for the most premium suite.  Miami-based cruise line Azamara has announced a five-month world cruise for 2024 as global sailings continue to sell out or sell fast. Santorini, Greece.Azamara Source: AzamaraSeveral cruise lines have already announc...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Trends, Cruise, Italy, Sydney, Peru, Miami, Azamara, Santorini, Adriatic, Venice Italy, Fort Lauderdale, Kotor Montenegro, Santorini Greece


A Vietnamese airline is launching the first regular nonstop flights from Vietnam to the US

Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 aircraft.Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock Vietnam Airlines to become the first carrier to operate regularly scheduled nonstop service from Vietnam to the US. The long flights begin November 28, though the airline's CEO says the route will not be profitable anytime soon. The Boeing and Airbus aircraft used for the flights will not fly full due to weight restrictions. After decades of interest in offering direct flights from Vietnam to the US, Vietnam Airlines i...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Aircraft, Airbus, Vietnam, Faa, Boeing, Routes, Airbus A350, Federal Aviation Administration, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi


Delta is expanding its domestic network with 8 new or returning routes as the competition intensifies — see the full list

Delta Air Lines at LaGuardia Airport.Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta is launching three new and five resumed routes by summer 2022 as competition grows in its hubs. The move comes as the Northeast Alliance expands in New York and Sun Country Airlines adds flights in Minneapolis.  The route adjustments will bring back the company's shuttle service between New York and Boston. Delta Air Lines' competitors in the Midwest and the Northeast are expanding in the carrier's primary hubs, and...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Minneapolis, New York City, Trends, Atlanta, Delta, Portland, Airlines, Flights, Routes, Albany, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport


Disney Cruise Line will now require all guests 5 or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Disney Wonder.Disney Disney Cruise Line says all guests five years old or older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022. The US recently greenlit a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children who are at least five years old. Several major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises, also have a vaccine mandate. Disney Cruise Line will require all passengers five years old or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all cruises beginning January 13, 2022, the crui...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Disney, US, Trends, Cruise, Vaccine, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Cruise Industry, Disney Cruise Line, Brittany Chang, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Vaccine Mandate, Disney Wonder Disney Disney Cruise Line


United Airlines will start service to a small city on the border of Arkansas and Texas after dropping 11 small cities earlier this month

United Express aircraftWilliam Howard/Shutterstock United Airlines is adding a new route from the small city of Texarkana to Houston. The route will be funded by a federal grant provided by the Department of Transportation. The airport hopes the route's strategic schedule will allow people to fly to Houston for work and be back for dinner. After dropping 11 cities since the start of November, United Airlines is adding one new small city to its network. United Airlines' subsidiary Comm...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Abc, Trends, Arkansas, Cbs, Philadelphia, Houston, Routes, United, Department Of Transportation, United Airlines, American Airlines, WNEP


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 ...
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American Airlines is dropping 27 routes with New York taking the biggest hit - see the full list

Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images American Airlines is dropping 27 routes in 2022, 18 of which touch New York City airports. The move comes a week after the airline announced it was bolstering its Northeast Alliance with JetBlue Airways. The cuts also include completely dropping service to Ottawa, Canada, as well as ending some regional routes. American Airlines dropped 27 routes over the weekend as it continues to strategically shuffle its network.American Airlines is making m...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Georgia, Canada, Maine, Philadelphia, Michigan, Vancouver, Department Of Justice


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


Playboy has recreated its Big Bunny private jet to bring celebrities and cultural icons together for fine dining in the sky - see inside

Playboy’s Big Bunny jet Playboy Enterprises Playboy has recreated its Big Bunny private jet to host high-profile celebrities and cultural icons. The plane will bring the same level of luxury and sophistication that its predecessor did in the 1970s. Guests can expect lavish seats and tableware as they enjoy a "once-in-a-lifetime dinner party in the sky." Playboy is one of the most recognizable brands in the entertainment industry, having been founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 with a men's ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Chicago, Aircraft, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Jets, Playboy Mansion, Hefner, Playboy Enterprises


A luxury bus startup with motion-cancelling seats and free alcohol will bring passengers between NYC and Washington DC for $99 - see inside the Jet

The Jet bus. The Jet The Jet, a luxury bus startup, is offering $99 bus rides between Washington DC and New York. Its motorcoaches have motion-canceling seats, in-seat service, and six feet of legroom. The Jet's CEO and founder says he's targeting leisure travelers in their mid-20s to 30s. My guess is most people don't have fond memories of inexpensive intercity bus rides. The seats. Brittany Chang/Insider After all, it's hard to enjoy long hours of being stuck on ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, NYC, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Bus, Washington Dc, Cbs, Philadelphia, Scarborough, Peter Pan


I went aboard Celebrity Cruises' newest cruise ship - see what it's like inside the $1 billion Apex

The Celebrity Apex. Brittany Chang/Insider Celebrity Cruises' latest ship, the Celebrity Apex, has begun its inaugural US sailings from Florida. The $1 billion ship was initially set to debut in March 2020 but was delayed amid COVID-19. See inside the Apex, which has an adults-only pool, a martini bar, and a gym with Pelotons. Leisure travel levels are quickly creeping back to pre-COVID-19 levels as borders continue to reopen and pent-up demand for travel remains high. The Ce...
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Delta is resuming 12 more international routes as the US opens to vaccinated travelers - see the full list

Touring Delta Air Lines' new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines is restarting 12 transatlantic routes as it responds to increasing international demand. Delta has seen a 450% surge in bookings since the US announced it would open its borders to vaccinated travelers. Restored service includes flights to European hotspots like Edinburgh, Zurich, and Copenhagen. Delta Air Lines is ramping up its 2022 transatlantic flight schedule with 12 restored routes ...
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