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  • An American Airlines passenger drove to Denver airport to rebook his seats after the airline's customer-service center left him on hold for nearly 4 hours

    06/30/2022 11:43:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 30, 2022 | Stephen Jones
    An American Airlines passenger who spent nearly four hours on hold with the airline's customer-service center grew so frustrated he drove 45 minutes to the airport to rebook his seats at the ticket counter. Brain Driver, a radio station manager, needed to rebook his flight home after a business trip to Denver ended early, The Wall Street Journal reported. He said he initially tried to switch his flight using the airline's mobile service and website but was unable to do so. He then called the airline's customer service center and was given a callback time of eight hours, according to...
  • Alternate view on airport travel chaos: The airlines aren't holding up their end of the deal

    06/28/2022 10:37:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    One of the few facts of American life in 2022 that is pretty much beyond dispute is the reality that air travel is a disaster these days. It wasn’t very good before the pandemic if we’re being honest, but at least the airlines usually managed to get you where you needed to go, albeit in tiny, cramped seats and with barely edible snacks. But that’s no longer the case today. Flight delays and cancellations are just a fact of life now. I’ve gone back and forth in terms of where the real blame lies for this because there’s just so...
  • These US companies will cover travel costs for employees who need an abortion

    06/25/2022 1:46:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 6/24/22 | Clare Duffy, Jennifer Korn
    After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees - and, in some cases, their dependents - seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. The court's decision to roll back the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling, which protected the federal, constitutional right to an abortion, is expected to transform the landscape of reproductive health in America, leaving abortion policy up to individual states and paving the way for numerous states to pass new abortion restrictions. As of Friday afternoon, state officials...
  • The Golden Age of travel is over: All our lives, we've taken it for granted. But now with airports in chaos, £100 to fill up your car and trains on strike, social historian DOMINIC SANDBROOK says the future is bleak for getaway-lovers

    06/21/2022 5:22:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2022 | Dominic Sandbrook
    Just imagine a world in which, almost overnight, the transport system breaks down. Flights across the world are cancelled, leaving thousands of travellers stranded far from home. Airports are crowded with mobs of angry, frightened people. Even greater throngs descend on the railway stations, desperate to squeeze on to the horribly overcrowded trains.
  • New Biden Regulations are Putting American Travelers at Risk and Forcing Thousands of Flights to be Canceled

    06/14/2022 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 14 June 2022 | Jim Hoft
    n Tuesday night Tucker Carlson explained how Joe Biden’s regulations are causing hundreds of flights to be canceled or delayed across the US. Last week the FAA notified all air traffic employees that people who haven’t had the vax, the COVID vaccine that doesn’t work, they have to wear masks on the job. And, once again, this has nothing to do with ‘the science.’ This is just another of the tyrannical actions the government bureaucrats came up with to punish fellow Americans who do not believe their nonsense. As Tucker explained, this affected about 4,000 of the 15,000 total air...
  • Here's what it might be like to travel on a double decker airplane seat

    06/14/2022 11:15:44 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 67 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | June 14, 2022 | Francesca Street
    Flying economy for any extended period of time is an experience usually endured rather than enjoyed, but one airplane seat designer reckons his design could revolutionize budget travel. Alejandro Núñez Vicente's Chaise Longue Airplane Seat concept started small scale last year, as a college project for the then 21-year-old. A nomination in the 2021 Crystal Cabin Awards -- a top prize in the aviation industry -- swiftly followed, and the design became the focus of a flurry of online attention following a CNN Travel article. Since then, Núñez Vicente's been making waves in the world of aviation. He's paused his...
  • Vestiges of Americana Fading Before Our Eyes

    06/14/2022 6:13:18 AM PDT · by devane617 · 50 replies
    Last week was more than just the end of Howard Johnson's. It marked one more place in our culture that lost touch with its customers because the owners had little in common with them. HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania—In truth, the last Howard Johnson’s restaurant closed long before the one in Lake George, New York, did last week. The only thing that particular location had in common with the fried clams and 28 flavors of ice cream the restaurant was famous for was maintaining the iconic orange roof that signaled to families for generations you were pulling up to a place you could...
  • Canada to end COVID vaccine mandate for domestic travel: Sources

    06/14/2022 8:14:23 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 31 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday June 14, 2022 | Laura Osman
    A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday afternoon as the government faces mounting pressure from tourism and travel associations to do away with vaccine mandates to help ease the chaos that has erupted at Canada’s airports and bring rules in line with provincial public health measures. The new rules are expected to come into effect on June 20, though two government sources close to the decision, who were granted anonymity to speak about matters they were not authorized to discuss publicly, say the rules for foreign nationals coming to Canada will not change: International travellers coming to Canada will still...
  • Yellowstone National Park Memorial Day weekend 2022 visitation statistics (34 % decline)

    06/12/2022 6:15:10 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    National Park Service ^ | June 8, 2022 | National Park Service
    MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Parkwide vehicle entries over the Memorial Day weekend in 2022 showed a 34% decrease over the same weekend in 2021. Visitation statistics (*vehicle entries) per day for May 27-30, 2022, compared to May 28-31, 2021, are listed below.
  • US to drop COVID-19 testing for incoming international air travellers US to drop COVID-19 testing for incoming international air travellers

    06/10/2022 9:41:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 10 Jun 2022
    The Biden administration will drop pre-departure COVID-19 international air testing requirements effective Sunday (Jun 12) at 12.01am after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry. The Biden administration will announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travellers coming to the United States after it determined based on the science and data that this requirement is no longer necessary. The CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days, the official said.
  • Want to Reduce your Carbon Footprint? You Can Opt to Pay More When Flying

    06/08/2022 5:46:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 08, 2022 | Clement Yong
    A credit scheme for greener aviation fuels will be rolled out in July, to give businesses and travellers the option of paying more to reduce their carbon footprint when they fly and transport goods by air. Announcing the pilot scheme on Wednesday (June 8), Transport Minister S. Iswaran said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Temasek will release more details shortly. Sustainable aviation fuels currently cost up to three times that of conventional jet fuel, and credit schemes are one way for airlines to bring down the cost of using more eco-friendly fuels. All SIA...
  • Germans get €9-a-month travel in response to energy price rises

    06/01/2022 6:09:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 1, 2022
    For the next three months, Germans will be able to travel the country for just €9 (£7.50; $9.50) a month in a drive to tackle the soaring cost of living. All local and regional transport on trains, buses and metro is included in the government's initiative, although inter-city trains are not. The cheap tickets are also aimed at getting people to leave their cars. However, fuel tax has also been reduced by around 30 cents a litre for petrol, bringing prices down below €2. The tax has been brought down to the EU minimum, again for the next three months,...
  • Another 'Conspiracy Theory' May Be About to Come True: The WHO Could Decide if You Get Medicine, When You Travel, and What You Write on Social Media

    05/20/2022 9:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/20/2022 | Kevin Downey Jr.
    A tip of the tinfoil hat to my conspiracy theory friends. You’re right again. The president of the United States would NEVER hand over immense power regarding healthcare, travel, and censorship to the World Health Organization (WHO), right? Tucker Carlson broke a story on Thursday that every American needs to understand regarding the “Global Pandemic Treaty.”This January, the Biden administration submitted a series of proposed amendments to something called the International Health Regulations (the IHR). Now, the Biden administration’s amendments, along with those from several other countries, will be combined to create a new global pandemic treaty. “We need a...
  • Health officials urge masking, boosters as COVID-19 cases surge in Hawaii

    05/19/2022 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | May 19, 2022 | Nina Wu
    The Hawaii Department of Health is urging all eligible to get vaccinations and boosters as the number of new COVID-19 infections in Hawaii continues to surge. Read more [Pay wall]
  • Delta Just Quietly Made a Major Change that Is Making Its Most Loyal Customers Angry. It Hoped No One Would Notice

    05/05/2022 3:35:55 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    I inc ^ | May 5, 2022 | Jason Aten
    The airline will now tighten the rules on access to its SkyClubs. If you travel a lot, one of the least aggravating ways to spend time in an airport is in an airline club or lounge. If you need a quiet place to get a little work done, have some coffee or a light meal, or just want to avoid the mass of travelers, a lounge isn't a bad place to wait for a flight. Some of them are even pretty nice. For example, Delta has recently made a big deal of the investment it is making in its lounges,...
  • U.S. CDC says travelers should still wear masks on airplanes

    05/03/2022 3:53:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2022 | By David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended travelers continue to wear masks in airplanes, trains and airports despite a judge's April 18 order declaring the 14-month-old transportation mask mandate unlawful. The CDC said it based its recommendation on current COVID-19 conditions and spread as well as the protective value of masks. The Justice Department last month filed notice it will appeal the ruling and it has until May 31 to do so. But the government has made no effort to seek immediate court action to reinstate the mandate. The mask mandate had been...
  • No, I will not switch airplane seats with you

    05/03/2022 4:04:32 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2022 | Damon Young
    I am an assertive driver. Not aggressive, because that word is too aggressive. But I am decisive with speed. Still, if I’m attempting to merge and someone lets me in, I will roll down my window and wave to them. If it’s raining, I will just have a wet hand. I pray before meals. Not every meal. But meals with meat. I don’t ride city buses anymore, but when I did, I wouldn’t just give up my seat for women, elderly people and those who appear to have a physical disability, I wouldn’t even sit if the bus was packed...
  • Biden to travel to South Korea and Japan in May

    04/27/2022 5:03:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/27/2022 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden will travel to Asia next month, looking to solidify U.S. alliances with Japan and South Korea and keep Chinese influence at bay, even as much of the world’s focus is on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden will visit South Korea and Japan from May 20-24, the White House announced Thursday.
  • ‘Transparent and Predictable’ Air Travel Rules Needed After ‘Disproportionate’ Pandemic Response: MPs

    04/25/2022 6:50:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    epoch times ^ | 25 April A.D. 2022 | Lily Zhou
    The UK government’s restrictions on international travel during the CCP virus pandemic were “disproportionate to the risks to public health,” a select committee of MPs said. The Transport Committee on Monday published the report of its inquiry into airlines’ and airports’ recovery from the pandemic, urging the government to devise “a transparent and predictable system” that can be used in potential future pandemics. It also urged the government to regulate the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus testing market, introduce a mechanism to grant automatic refunds to airline customers, and draft a new airline insolvency bill to “handle future airline insolvencies...
  • Biden’s fake fight for masks on planes

    04/26/2022 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | April 26, 2022 | Matt Dean
    During a recent flight, across the aisle from me, a four-year-old named Olivia demanded to know why she had to wear a mask, while her little brother, who was wrestling their mother for control of an iPad, could go maskless. “Those are the rules” the poor woman said. “Not fair!” Olivia fired back. On April 18, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, from the Middle District of Florida, agreed with Olivia and threw out the mask mandate for airplanes, trains, and other public transportation. In her 59-page decision striking down the mandate, the judge cited the lack of public notice or comment...