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SkyWest cancels and delays thousands of flights

SkyWest, a regional airline that operates flights for several major US carriers, has canceled and delayed thousands of flights over the past two days.The airline explained that it experienced an “operational disruption” on Thursday, and that the cancellations and delays cascaded into Friday because it had to get “crew and aircraft into position.”According to aviation tracking site FlightAware, SkyWestContinue Reading

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights Monday amid vaccine mandate

Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday after the airline was forced to ground nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend, blaming the issues on weather and staffing amid speculation that the debacle is tied to the company’s recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  The world’s largest low-cost carrier canceled almost 350 flights — or one in ten scheduledContinue Reading

Australia won’t welcome foreign tourists until at least 2022

CANBERRA, Australia — Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister said Tuesday as he outlined plans for lifting some of the toughest and longest COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by any democracy. The country will instead prioritize the return of skilled migrants and students after it hits Prime MinisterContinue Reading

3 major US airlines will not mandate shots for their unvaccinated workers

CNN.com (CNN) — The CEOs of Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines say they are not requiring unvaccinated employees to receive the shot, breaking with United Airlines’ mandate that workers get vaccinated by October 25 or face getting fired. In an internal memo obtained by CNN, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said the airline will “continueContinue Reading

CDC adds seven destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

CNN.com (CNN) — France and Iceland are among seven destinations added on Monday to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest risk category for travel. Travel should be avoided to locations carrying the “Level 4: Covid-19 very high” notice, according to CDC guidance. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agencyContinue Reading

Spirit Airlines cancels hundreds of flights over two-day period

Thousands of Spirit Airlines customers were left stranded on Sunday and Monday after the budget air carrier canceled hundreds of flights, according to reports. The Florida-based airline nixed 165 flights on Sunday and delayed another 341, according to FlightAware.com. Another 277 flights had been canceled as of 5:30 p.m. on Monday — 36 percent of scheduledContinue Reading

Test cruises with volunteer passengers are on the horizon as CDC issues new guidance

USAToday.com The return of passenger-filled cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters is in sight. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released additional guidance for cruise ships with instructions for trial voyages with volunteer passengers meant to take place in advance of sailings that include paying passengers. “With the issuance of these next two phases,Continue Reading

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