Aerotel London Heathrow – 2

UK Adds 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Arriving Travelers

I'm not sure why this wasn't introduced months ago, but the UK has now revealed full details of an upcoming mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers. As of June 8, 2020, the United Kingdom will require all inbound passengers to self-quarantine…

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United Polaris Lounge Houston – 1

TSA Data: 318K+ People Flew Yesterday, “Only” 88% Decrease

We know that demand for air travel has plummeted, as we've seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I've been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it's interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse,…

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Air Tanzania Dash 8

Tanzania Opens To (Non-Gay) Tourists Without Conditions*

There are huge restrictions on international travel at the moment. Many countries have closed their borders altogether, other countries are restricting visitors from some countries, others are requiring a mandatory quarantine, etc. And then you have…

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Andaz Tokyo – 86

Japan May Cover Half The Cost Of Your Visit

Japan is one of the places I'm most excited to eventually return to, and it looks like the country has quite a plan to lure tourists once borders reopen. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, but Japan saw a 99.9% drop in tourists for the month of…

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Aspire Lounge Zurich 1

Is This The Future Of Airport Lounges (For Now)?

While it's hardly the most important development in the airline industry right now, I still think it's an interesting topic that's worth discussing. I saw a story a couple of days ago about how Royal Caribbean will eliminate traditional buffets once…

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas Airport Introduces PPE Vending Machines

At the moment we're seeing airports roll out all kinds of initiatives to reflect the times. Just to give a couple of examples, we're seeing Paine Field introduce body temperature checks, and Hong Kong is trialing disinfecting machines. Now Las Vegas…

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Mystique Santorini – 93

When Is It “Responsible” To Travel Again?

There's a lot of talk about the future of travel, but there's something that there has been very little talk about, best I can tell -- how do we decide when it's "responsible" to travel again? Like many of you, I've been at home for about two months…

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Qatar Airways A350 Business Class – 2

The Best Airline Boarding Music To Enjoy At Home

The longer I'm at home and not flying, the more I try to incorporate aspects of aviation into my life at home. One aspect of that is boarding music, though the reality is that I've been listening to boarding music for fun for a very long time. I know…

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Hong Kong Disinfectant Machine

Hong Kong Airport Trials Disinfecting Machines

Air travel may never return to the pre-COVID-19 normal in terms of what the passenger experience is like. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it's safe to assume we're going to see the aviation industry test all kinds of things. We've seen…

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Lufthansa Cityline

Berlin Tegel Airport Closing On June 1, 2020

This sure is going to be a strange year for airports in Berlin, as Berlin Brandenburg Airport will finally open, while Berlin Tegel Airport will be closing early... As reported by the Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin Tegel Airport will be "temporarily" closing…

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Paine Field Terminal 3

Paine Field Introduces Body Temperature Check

Paine Field in Everett, Washington, has become the first commercial US airport to introduce temperature checks for all passengers. This week Paine Field has introduced a mandatory body temperature check for all passengers departing from the airport.…

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American Main Cabin Extra – 21

Full Flight Outrage: Who Is To Blame?

There's a trend I've noticed recently, and I'm not sure where exactly the blame falls -- on the passengers, on airlines, on regulators, or on all three parties. There has been a significant uptick in outrage in the past week or so regarding full flights.…

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Four Seasons Desroches Island – 58

When Will You Travel Again?

One thing we've noticed (and this is not a new phenomenon) is that "travel sentiment surveys" don't really take into account the viewpoints of the most frequent travelers, or the most highly-engaged loyalty program members. Our community may not be statistically…

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New Economy Seats 1

Is Innovation Finally Coming To Economy Seats?

Could the COVID-19 pandemic be what finally leads to innovation when it comes to economy seating on airplanes? Over the years we've seen an incredible amount of innovation when it comes to first and business class seats, as airlines have constantly upped…

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Talon Air

The Sad Reason For Gulfstream Charter Flights To Israel

We're seeing all kinds of exceptional flights being operated at the moment, in light of circumstances. However, this has to be one of the more somber reasons for a charter flight... Let me start by saying that I'm kind of piecing together the details…

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W Hotel Aspen – 56

Domestic Travel On My Mind (Post COVID-19)

I'm not yet at the point where I'm planning any travel for the next few months, though I most definitely am at the point where I'm thinking about travel. I'm sure I'm not alone, as I've been thinking about it since day one of social distancing. ;) With…

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