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Airbnb CEO says future of flexible work and travel will boost company

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC on Friday that a post-Covid pandemic future of flexible living and working arrangements will be a boon to the company. Chesky, who is on a nationwide tour of Airbnb stays in an effort to “improve the experience” for customers, said he expects sustained adoption of remote work …

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Pacific Islands’ zero-Covid strategies unsustainable, professor says

People wearing face masks at a supermarket in Suva, Fiji, April 23, 2021. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Countries all over the world have seen Covid-19 cases surge since the emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant, with new infections soaring by 20% globally over the past week. In the Pacific Islands, however, it’s …

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American Airlines London-bound flight turns back to Miami after passenger refuses to wear mask

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images American Airlines said a flight to London returned to Miami late Wednesday because a passenger refused to comply with the federal mask requirement, the latest flight disruption over a report of an unruly passenger. American Airlines Flight 38, a Boeing 777 with …

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FAA warns 5G-related landing restrictions could divert flights as snow hits airports

An American Airlines commercial aircraft flies past a cell phone tower as it approaches to land at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California U.S. January 18, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters After a fairly smooth first day, the impact of new 5G cellular service on air travel is being put to the test by …

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Meet the ‘Covid expats’ who moved overseas during the pandemic

Jasmina007 | E+ | Getty Images LONDON — Moving overseas might not seem like the most obvious thing to do during a pandemic, but for many people, Covid-19 provided the nudge they needed to take the plunge. Around one in 10 readers of expat website InterNations said they had decided to move abroad as a result of the …

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Students allowed despite Covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers who arrive within the next three months. The country — whose tight, pandemic border policies locked out its citizens, and more recently, one of tennis’s biggest stars — is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it’s doing so because it wants …

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United Airlines (UAL) reports quarterly results

An aircraft takes off from O’Hare International Airport on January 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images United Airlines said the surge in Covid-19 infections has hurt bookings in recent weeks and will further delay its recovery from the pandemic. The Chicago-based airline lowered its 2022 growth forecast, saying it would fly …

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