The Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Updated: 2 weeks ago

There is a lot happening in the world right now. As a site focused on travel, aviation, and loyalty programs, we have necessarily had a ton of coverage as the coronavirus situation has unfolded.

Below you can find essential resources, covering everything from the latest hotel and airline cancelation policies, to updates on border closings and quarantines. This page will be constantly refreshed, so feel free to bookmark it for an easy way to stay up to date!

Essential Coronavirus Information

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Coronavirus Travel Policies & Advisories

The situation is changing by the hour, and while there will be worldwide social and economic fallout from this pandemic, the impacts on the travel industry are far-reaching. If you're looking for information and updates on the virus itself, please check…

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Filed Under: Advice, Travel
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Essential Coronavirus Information & Updates

As the situation continues to unfold, we are seeing a deluge of information across the internet -- with much of the good and practical content being drowned out in the noise. At the same time, many people seem to not understand the gravity of the situation,…

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Our Experiences with Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Culture Shock While Traveling

Ford and I have been on our current trip for a few days now, and it has really surprised us. We are doing a road trip (after flying to Las Vegas), enjoying the great outdoors, and we're driving through Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. The scenery…

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Bye Bye Travel, Hello Social Distancing

I think it's safe to say that the events of the past several weeks have been surreal and unprecedented, to put it mildly.  What many originally thought of as a regional situation has turned into a global pandemic. I feel like at first it was one of those…

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Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

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La Compagnie Suspends Operations Until September

We've seen many airlines around the world suspend operations in recent months, and all business class airline La Compagnie was among them. I wanted to provide an update on the airline, since this doesn't seem like an ideal time to be running an airline…

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Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

We'll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour this evening at 6:30PM Eastern (just follow this link and you can be reminded when we go live) and hope you guys can join us. In addition to taking questions, this evening we'll be talking about the…

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US Passes 750K Daily Air Travelers Over July 4 Weekend

A few months ago demand for air travel began to plummet, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. During that time I've been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it's interesting to see how demand is evolving. The pace at which travel…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA, Travel
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New Senate Bill Could Pay For Your Next Vacation

If newly introduced legislation is passed, the US government (aka taxpayers) could be footing the bill for your next vacation. The tourism industry is obviously suffering, and I recently wrote about how the Trump Administration proposed a new travel…

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Full Details: Virgin Atlantic Resuming Flights

In March 2020 Virgin Atlantic more or less discontinued scheduled passenger flights in light of the current pandemic. In early June the airline outlined schedules to resume flights to five destinations, and the airline has now revealed plans to add flights…

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Dubai Will Reopen To Visitors In July (With Testing)

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's largest aviation hubs, given that Emirates is based in Dubai and Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi. Since late March the country has more or less closed borders, with locals largely not being allowed to enter…

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