Four Seasons Costa Rica
Costa Rica Will Soon Welcome All Americans

The list of countries that Americans are allowed to travel to is still fairly small, though it is growing by the week. Countries take different approaches to welcoming visitors -- some allow visitors without restrictions, some require COVID-19 testing…

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Delta Seat Blocking
Delta Updates Seat Blocking Policy (Again)

At this point a vast majority of airlines around the world have dismissed the concept of consistently blocking seats so that nobody has a neighbor. While that wouldn't offer "true" social distancing, it would at least offer some amount of personal space.…

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Jetblue Seats
JetBlue Extends & Scales Back Seat Blocking Policy

JetBlue has once again extended its seat blocking policy for several additional weeks. However, in the process the airline is also increasing how many seats it will sell on each flight. Let's talk about how that's being done. JetBlue has just extended…

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Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14
Hawaii Will Reopen To Visitors On October 15 (With Testing)

It looks like Hawaii plans on welcoming back visitors with pre-travel testing as of next month. This comes after the timeline has been delayed several times. In late March Hawaii introduced a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to the state. This has…

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Southwest Cabin
Southwest Airlines Blocking Seats Through November 30

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to continue blocking seats on flights all the way through November 30, 2020. In early May, Southwest Airlines began capping how many seats it would sell on a particular flight to around 67% of capacity. While Southwest…

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Air Canada 787
US & Canada Border Closure To Be Extended

The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. Up until now the border has been closed for non-essential travel through September 21. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but it is now being reported…

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Hyatt Place Page Arizona – 3
Hyatt Makes Face Masks Mandatory Globally

In late July, most of the major hotel chains started to make face coverings mandatory for guests indoors at properties in the United States. We then saw some hotel groups expand the requirement to other countries in the Americas. Well, Hyatt is now taking…

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Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 – 7
Singapore Airlines May Launch Flights To Nowhere

Singapore Airlines' next destination may be... nowhere. Singapore has extremely strict entry requirements at the moment, so a vast majority of foreigners can't visit, and similarly, Singaporeans aren't traveling abroad much at the moment. Obviously this…

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Marriott Club Lounge 1
Useful: Marriott’s New “What To Expect” Coronavirus Page

It looks like Marriott's useful new resource for figuring out what to expect during your next hotel stay is now up and running. I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago when there was a workaround to see this info, while it's now readily available. Understandably…

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Swiss A340 Business Class – 4
Clearing US Immigration When Arriving From “Travel Ban” Country: My Experience

I wanted to dedicate a post to my experience clearing US immigration following my SWISS flight from Zurich to Miami. The process was painless, though a lot of people have asked about this, so I figure it's worth covering. The US currently has specific…

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Westjet Police
WestJet Flight Canceled Over Bizarre Toddler Mask Incident

Mask usage seems to be one of the primary sources of inflight conflict nowadays. I write about these situations frequently, and a vast majority of the time it seems that the problem is with the person choosing not to wear a mask. Well, this situation…

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Allegiant Air
Man Kicked Off Allegiant Flight For Asking Flight Attendant To Wear Mask

We've seen airlines kick quite a few passengers off planes over refusal to follow mask policies. However, this might be the first situation I've seen where someone was kicked off a plane for telling someone else -- and specifically, a flight attendant…

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Etihad Residence – 9
Etihad Introduces Free Coronavirus Travel Insurance

Etihad has become the third major airline to introduce free coronavirus travel insurance, following in the footsteps of Emirates and Virgin Atlantic. Etihad Airways is now offering passengers COVID-19 global wellness insurance. Etihad says that those…

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