air travel

Grounded Aircraft, High Speed Trains Converted for New Coronavirus Response Roles

Grounded Aircraft, High Speed Trains Converted for New Coronavirus Response Roles

Aircraft and trains are finding a new lease of life amid the coronavirus epidemic as European nations activate emergency healthcare capacity.
Trump administration restricts new air travel for cruise ship passengers

Trump administration restricts new air travel for cruise ship passengers

The restrictions will apply even to people not showing symptoms and also would require 14-day quarantines for cruise passengers and crew.

US airlines are obliged to refund passengers for cancelled flights

No, they can't just give you a credit voucher.
Coronavirus: Silicon Valley air travel plunges in March

Coronavirus: Silicon Valley air travel plunges in March

Air travel at San Jose International Airport deteriorated as March drew to a close.
How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions

Winglets. Better engines. Lighter materials. The industry is trying everything it can. But the best fix for the planet would be for us to stop flying so much.
Coronavirus: Job openings evaporate amid virus economic woes

Coronavirus: Job openings evaporate amid virus economic woes

The biggest nose-dive in job openings for the one-week period that ended on March 23 was in the travel and tourism sector, while the smallest declines in job openings were in tech and health care
Coronavirus: Airline cutbacks batter Bay Area airports

Coronavirus: Airline cutbacks batter Bay Area airports

So far this week, San Jose International Airport has suffered more than 200 flight cancellations, Oakland International Airport has endured in excess of 150 flight cancellations, and San Francisco

Emirates backtracks on a decision to suspend all passenger flights

The Dubai-based airline is making drastic cuts to its operations.

Lufthansa cuts 95% of its flights as world airlines near complete shutdown to face coronavirus

Lufthansa and Delta Air Lines parked a total of 1,500 planes and Qantas laid off close to 30,000 employees.
Because of coronavirus, the world’s longest-ever passenger flight

Because of coronavirus, the world’s longest-ever passenger flight

French airline Air Tahiti Nui flew the longest ever scheduled passenger flight by distance.
Airlines Use Empty Passenger Jets to Ease the Cargo Crunch

Airlines Use Empty Passenger Jets to Ease the Cargo Crunch

People aren't flying because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, some carriers are putting planes back in service to carry freight instead.
Coronavirus: Airlines alter San Jose, Oakland routes amid global panic

Coronavirus: Airlines alter San Jose, Oakland routes amid global panic

British Airways has canceled its service between San Jose International Airport and London in the wake of a decision by the United States to extend to England, Scotland, and Ireland a travel ban
Travel Troubleshooter: Spirit wouldn’t let me board my flight

Travel Troubleshooter: Spirit wouldn’t let me board my flight

Even though Michelle Strong and her family arrive at the airport on time, Spirit Airlines won't let them board their flight. Do they deserve a refund?
‘Confused and frustrated’: Virus screenings jam US airports

‘Confused and frustrated’: Virus screenings jam US airports

Long lines and hourslong waits for required medical screenings greeted weary travelers returning to some U.S. airports amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn't justify taking a single spring vacation. Air fares were so cheap, she decided to book three.
U.S. Screening Snarls Travel; Airlines Cut Flights: Virus Update

U.S. Screening Snarls Travel; Airlines Cut Flights: Virus Update

Airlines are halting flights, and other business are grinding to a stop. People around the the world face more draconian restrictions on gatherings and travel.
Coronavirus travel ban throws American tourists, H-1B workers into chaos

Coronavirus travel ban throws American tourists, H-1B workers into chaos

American travelers, foreign workers, face chaos and confusion amid unprecedented restrictions aimed at steming the spread of coronavirus
How to Contact Your Airline Right Now

How to Contact Your Airline Right Now

If you had plans to travel to Europe this summer, and especially over the next month, then Trump’s latest travel ban has likely caught your attention.
Airports in the EU Devolve Into Chaos Over Trump's Inaccurate Covid-19 Address

Airports in the EU Devolve Into Chaos Over Trump's Inaccurate Covid-19 Address

Travelers at European airports faced chaos, surging prices, and uncertainty as they scrambled to react to Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that severe restrictions would be imposed on travel from