Americans are eager to hit the road Labor Day holiday weekend

Wide open spaces like national parks and beaches continue to be popular for long holiday weekend travel. Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images A surge in Covid-19 infections due to the delta variant may be slowing the rebound from the pandemic, but Labor Day travelers looking for a last summer hurrah — and with …

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Alaska Airlines will give vaccinated employees $200, stops short of company mandate

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 arrives at Los Angeles international Airport on September 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based carrier stopped short of mandating vaccines, a policy it said it was considering last month. …

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What is trip stacking and why are travelers booking multiple trips?

Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans.   The trend is called “trip stacking,” and it involves booking a more aggressive trip — …

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TSA airport screenings drop to lowest since May as travel and fares fall

Travelers wait in line for TSA security screening at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Summer travel season is fading, driving down airfares and raising questions about demand in the coming weeks when business travel would normally pick up. The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 1.35 million people …

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CDC advises unvaccinated people against travel over Labor Day weekend

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated people against traveling over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the U.S. battles back a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly contagious delta variant. “Given where we are with …

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Delta Air Lines doubles flight attendant hiring target to 3,000

A flight attendant exits a Delta Airlines flight at the Ronald Reagan National Airport on July 22, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Michael A. McCoy | Getty Images News | Getty Images Delta Air Lines on Tuesday said it plans to hire another 1,500 flight attendants ahead of summer 2022, the latest carrier to add jobs …

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Which Caribbean islands are open only to vaccinated travelers?

Adina Eigen took her first trip to the British Virgin Islands in December 2020. Around that time, it had one of the world’s lowest Covid rates among islands that had reopened. The 42-year-old mother of four from Sands Point, New York, has since returned twice, checking infection rates — and vaccination statistics — before her …

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EU set to recommend reinstating restrictions on U.S. travelers

Steve Smith | Tetra images | Getty Images It was fun while it lasted. The European Union is reportedly planning to reinstate travel restrictions on U.S. visitors that were lifted as recently as June, according to multiple media reports. The planned move, first reported by Reuters, would come amid a Covid-19 surge fueled by the …

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