British Airways to let passengers do their own Covid tests
Airline passengers will be able to administer their own coronavirus tests under plans to open international travel in time for the peak summer season.British Airways was due to announce today that
www.thetimes.co.uk · 22 hours ago · By Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent
Saudi Arabia to allow international flights to land at Al-Ula airport - SPA
The Saudi Arabia civil aviation authority said on Thursday that it has approved the landing of international flights at Prince Abdul Majeed Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Al-Ula, the state news agency reported.
Reuters · 1 hour ago · By Reuters Staff
Frontier Airlines flight attendant notices plane's wing still covered in ice before takeoff
Last week, an attendant on a Frontier Airlines flight taking off from Nashville International Airport noticed a significant amount of snow and ice on the plane’s wing as the aircraft was approaching the runway.
Fox News · 1 hour ago · By Michael Hollan
One in four Airbnb hosts are happy to break Covid restrictions by renting out properties
A quarter of Airbnb owners are happy to break Covid restrictions with some even urging guests to lie about the reason for their stay, an investigation found. Weekend breaks are currently banned.
Daily Mail · 6 hours ago · By Antony Thrower
Pupils arriving from red-list countries can self-isolate at boarding schools rather than hotels
The move was green-lit following pressure from parents and headteachers, but requires the children to have travelled straight from the airport in pre-arranged private transport organised by the school.
Daily Mail · 9 hours ago · By Tom Pyman
Passenger thrown off JetBlue aircraft for refusing to wear a Covid19 mask
A full plane is forced to land early when a passenger refused to wear a mask amid the current coronavirus pandemic. The other passengers clap when the traveller eventually stands up, with one person saying, 'I hope you get eaten by an alligator'.
Daily Mail · 9 hours ago · By Darren Boyle
CDC adds these popular Caribbean beach destinations to 'high risk' travel list
Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the Dutch Caribbean island Curacao, were both added to the CDC’s list of countries American travelers should avoid, labeling the islands at Level 4 ("COVID-19 Very High").
Fox News · 2 hours ago · By Jeanette Settembre
Cruise ships are being scrapped as the industry struggles to ride out the pandemic
The global cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands were taken ill on board and all shipping came to a halt.
Business Insider · 45 minutes ago · By Robert Leslie, Noah Lewis, Claire Price
McDonald's restaurants in Texas and Mississippi to keep dining rooms closed, require masks
Despite Texas and Mississippi recently deciding to rescind statewide mask mandates and allow businesses to reopen at 100% capacity, McDonald’s will continue to enforce its COVID-19 protocols. This means that customers in these states will still be required to wear masks and dining rooms will continue to remain closed.
Fox News · 3 hours ago · By Michael Hollan
Singapore Airlines frequent flyer members hit in third-party data security breach
Data belonging to 580,000 Krisflyer and PPS members have been compromised in a cybersecurity attack that hit air transport IT company SITA, making Singapore Airlines the second carrier in the week to report a data breach.
ZDnet · 6 hours ago · By Eileen Yu
Juneau Officials Revise COVID-19 Travel, Testing Rules
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau city leaders have approved changes to local COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers, including waiving a $250 testing fee for non-resident travelers who are tested at the airport and exempting “fully vaccinated” individuals from strict social distancing after testing.
U.S. News & World Report · 7 hours ago · By Associated Press
Golden Gate Park Ferris wheel wins four-year extension
Despite concerns raised by environmental group and many residents, San Francisco’s 150-foot tall, illuminated Ferris wheel will keep on turning in Golden Gate Park for another four years after the Historic Preservation Commission approved the proposal Wednesday.
SF Examiner · 23 hours ago · By Joshua Sabatini
Rates relief for pubs and restaurants offers only a short-term remedy, say critics
Pubs, restaurants and retailers have been given further support with the extension of VAT cuts and business rates relief, although critics have argued that the rates holiday is an attempt by the
www.thetimes.co.uk · 22 hours ago · By Ashley Armstrong, Dominic Walsh
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