Flying-Taxi Startup Joby Slumps After Test-Flight Accident

(Bloomberg) — Joby Aviation Inc., a startup vying to be among the first to fly a new class of electric air taxis, said one of its aircraft was involved in an accident, sending the shares tumbling. The Feb. 16 incident involved a remotely piloted prototype at the company’s test base in California, according to a regulatory filing. There were no injuries, the company said without … Continue reading Flying-Taxi Startup Joby Slumps After Test-Flight Accident

The holidays brought air travel to its highest levels since March. It’s still way down.

More than 1.2 million passengers crossed TSA checkpoints Sunday, the most since spring. Air travel has risen in recent weeks to levels last seen before the pandemic, as the holiday season spurred people to brave airports and airplanes to be with families in defiance of government recommendations during a worsening pandemic. More than 3.5 million people traveled through security checkpoints from Saturday to Monday, according … Continue reading The holidays brought air travel to its highest levels since March. It’s still way down.

New CDC coronavirus guidelines advise caution with travel

Public transportation and travel can still be risky and people need to think twice before they leave home, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidelines released Friday. “Public transit can put you in close contact with others. When using public transportation, follow CDC’s guidance on how to protect yourself when using transportation,” the agency said in the new guidelines, aimed at … Continue reading New CDC coronavirus guidelines advise caution with travel