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Consumer travel groups take complaints to DOT

People move through LaGuardia Airport (LGA) before the start of the Fourth of July weekend on July 02, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Air travel consumer groups want Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to take a harder stance on U.S. airlines. During a virtual meeting Tuesday, the groups asked the Transportation Department …

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No quarantine for vaccinated US citizens traveling to England

People wait for passengers at one of the International Arrivals halls at London Heathrow Airport in west London on February 14, 2021 JUSTIN TALLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.S. and EU travelers that have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will soon be allowed to visit England without having to quarantine, the …

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American Airlines flight attendants, pilots complain about lack of hotel rooms, transportation

An exterior view of an American Airlines B737 Max airplane is seen as a man walks at Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas on December 2, 2020. Cooper Neill | AFP | Getty Images Labor unions representing 40,000 American Airlines pilots and flight attendants say the carrier has failed to provide crews with enough …

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Air safety site lists 20 best airlines in the world

Travelers who are on the fence about flying again may want to check out a new list of the world’s best airlines. The airline safety website AirlineRatings.com published its list of “Top Airlines in the World,” which traditionally ranks carriers by safety, in-flight service, passenger comfort and flight routes. But this year, new judging criteria …

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Planning to travel? Here’s why you need to insure your next trip

martin-dm | E+ | Getty Images When Covid-19 hit early last year and most travel ground to halt worldwide, would-be vacationers scrambled to get refunds from hotels, airlines, cruise lines and other travel suppliers — or to file travel insurance claims for canceled trips. They often hit a wall on both fronts. Suppliers struggled, or …

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Southwest (LUV) and American Airlines (AAL) 2Q 21 post profits

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane takes off from Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2020. Loren Elliott | Reuters American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted second-quarter profits Thursday, getting a lift from federal aid and a surge in travel demand. Fort Worth, Texas-based American reported net income of $19 million, snapping five consecutive …

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Europe’s travel industry desperate as Covid surges

Workers carry a scaffolding on “Paradise” beach in the Greek Cycladic island of Mykonos in 2020. The island is traditionally crowded with wealthy foreigners but turned into a ghost island last year. ARIS MESSINIS | AFP | Getty Images During the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps no other industry has been harder hit than the global travel …

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United Airlines shares rise on upbeat outlook on demand despite delta variant

A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 and United Airlines A320 Airbus on seen approach to San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco. Louis Nastro | Reuters Shares of United Airlines gained more than 2% on Wednesday morning after the carrier forecast that the rebound in travel demand will continue in the coming months. United reported its sixth …

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Revolut launches travel booking feature Stays

Revolut’s new travel booking feature, Stays. Revolut LONDON — European fintech giant Revolut is jumping into the travel industry. The London-based firm launched a new feature Tuesday called Stays, which lets users book hotels and other accommodation through its app. Customers can receive up to 10% cashback on bookings made through Revolut, the company said. …

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