Delta and American Airlines drop Mask Mandate, Will not Enforce
Following Alaska Airlines and continuing in the path of the court ruling overturning the CDC mandate, Delta Airlines and American Airlines have dropped the requirement to wear masks, known as the mask mandate, effectively immediately. News is happening pretty quickly, so expect a slow rollout for signage and employee adoption in US airports. Per the communication from the White House, the mask mandate will no longer be enforced on...
Alaska Airlines Drops Mask Mandate for their Flights, Others to Follow
Alaska Airlines becomes the first major US carrier to drop the mask mandate on their flights, and they won’t be the last.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE Remove PCR Test Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers
In order to travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you no longer need a PCR test before you leave the USA. You will, however, need to show that you are vaccinated. If you want to move around the emirates, you will need to be tested, however.
American Express Drastically Limits Centurion Lounge Access for Cardholders
Starting in 2023, if you want to access the American Express Centurion Lounges with your friends or family, expect to start paying a high fee! A family of four will now pay an extra $110 per trip to enter the lounge.
How to Travel (more) Safely with Omicron and Covid-19
If you’re going to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, make sure to take as many steps as you can to stay safe. Here’s a quick list.
Rumor: American Airlines Award Devaluation Coming Soon
Of the big three US carriers, Delta and United have both devalued their awards during the pandemic. Only American has held firm. According to noted AA insider JonNYC though, that’s about to change. Rumblings of Changes Last week, JonNYC tweeted that “very very rough” changes are coming to the AAdvantage program and coming soon. I'm expecting these AAdvantage changes mentioned are coming fast and coming hard....
How to get the EU Green Pass as an American Citizen
The European Green Pass is required for many indoor activities and tourist sites throughout Europe. It’s currently available to European Citizens, but you can also get it as an American
Argentina Closes Border to Foreigners, Tourists, and Citizens
Argentina has closed its borders to foreigners and most citizens by severely limiting the number of daily flights allowed into the country.
United 328 Loses an Engine, Miraculously Lands Safely in Denver
Chalk this one up to “not something you see every day.” United 328 from Denver to Honolulu had an engine blow out, raining debris down on the houses around the airport today. Luckily, no one on the ground and no one in the plane was hurt. The Boeing 777 was well over 25 years old and one of the oldest 777 in service to date. The pilots did a masterful job of landing the plane safely while keeping their calm through the...
President Biden to sign Mask Mandate for Planes, Trains, Airports and More
Today, Thursday January 21st, the newly elected President Joe Biden will be signing an executive order mandating mask usage at airports and onboard planes, trains, ships, and intercity buses. This follows his executive order yesterday mandating use of masks on all federal lands and property. As the death toll from the Coronavirus passes 400,000, this mask mandate comes at a time when the pandemic is still raging out of control in the...