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Alaska Mileage Plan Offering 50% Bonus Elite Miles

It's going to be a big year for the Mileage Plan frequent flyer program, as Alaska Airlines joins oneworld on March 31. The program is at least making it easier to earn status this year, thanks to accelerated mileage earning and reduced qualification…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Flight Deals
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Passenger With Coronavirus Dies On United Flight

A couple of days ago I initially wrote about how a man believed to have coronavirus died on a United Airlines flight. Well, the airline and the CDC have now finally confirmed that he had coronavirus, so let's recap what we know, and talk about the update.…

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Qantas A330
I’m Skeptical: Australia & New Zealand Travel Bubble

We've seen many places that largely have coronavirus under control consider the concept of travel bubbles. Australia and New Zealand have done among the best jobs of keeping coronavirus under control, so could we finally see a travel bubble between the…

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Aeroflot A350 Economy
Aeroflot Introduces Anti-Masker Seating Zone

We've seen a countless number of people kicked off planes and even banned from airlines over mask compliance. Russia's Aeroflot is adding another precaution to deal with anti-maskers, which I don't think we've seen at any other airline. No, during booking…

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United Bans Two Year Old For Not Wearing Mask

I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I appreciate a zero tolerance policy, but on the other hand, this wouldn't have been an issue on Delta. A family with a two year old daughter was supposed to fly United Airlines from Denver to Newark this…

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British Airways 787
United Kingdom Reduces Self-Quarantine To 10 Days

Those in the UK (and in particular England) will have a much easier time traveling to "high-risk" destinations as of next week. Back in May, the UK introduced a mandatory 14 day quarantine for all travelers arriving from “high-risk” areas (last week…

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United 757
Couple Arrested For Knowingly Flying To Hawaii With Coronavirus

Hawaii is one of the strictest states when it comes to testing and quarantine requirements for travelers. Those traveling to Hawaii either need to get tested within 72 hours of traveling to Hawaii, or need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It goes…

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Virgin Atlantic A330
UK Will Exempt “High Value Business Travelers” From Quarantine

The UK's current quarantine requirement for travelers from high risk areas will soon no longer apply to certain business travelers, journalists, athletes, and more. The Department for Transport has announced a new set of exemptions for passengers arriving…

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Delta Blames Thanksgiving Cancelations On Coronavirus

Delta had an extremely rough Thanksgiving. While the airline is typically known for its operational reliability, it canceled over 600 flights over a four day period, including over 270 cancelations on Thanksgiving day alone. As a point of comparison,…

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White House Considering Lifting Europe Travel Ban

Several months ago the US banned travelers from dozens of countries. It now looks like that policy may finally be undone, which is long overdue. Reuters reports that the Trump administration is considering ending the travel bans currently in place for…

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England Reducing 14-Day Quarantine With Testing

Back in May, the UK introduced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers arriving from "high-risk" areas. Up until now there hasn't been any option to skip this quarantine with testing, though that will finally be changing. It has been announced…

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Delta Seat Blocking
Delta Extends Seat Blocking Policy To March 2021

Delta is very much countering the trend, and has announced that it will continue blocking seats through early spring of 2021. Delta Air Lines' seat blocking policy applies through March 30, 2021, and includes the following restrictions: Delta will block…

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Jetblue Seats
JetBlue Will Stop Blocking Seats In Early 2021

While JetBlue has announced it will extend its seat blocking policy, it has also revealed it will be further scaling it back, before eliminating it altogether in early 2021. Let's talk about how that's being done. JetBlue is one of the four major US…

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Filed Under: JetBlue