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Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year’s weekend

Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year's weekend

Passengers at the Miami International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC U.S. travel hit a new pandemic high, surging from holiday demand despite new Covid-19 infection levels. More than 1.3 million people passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports on Sunday, 55% of the 2.4 million people TSA screened …

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U.S. air travel hits pandemic high over New Year’s

U.S. air travel hits pandemic high over New Year's

A member of the New York Army National Guard hands out health forms to travelers at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. air travel hit its highest level on Saturday since mid-March, raising fears that the …

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Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

Boeing 737 Max set to return to U.S. skies after crashes

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airplane takes off on a test flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, Texas, on December 2, 2020. Cooper Neill | AFP | Getty Images MIAMI — American Airlines on Tuesday is set to operate the first U.S. commercial flight of Boeing’s 737 …

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Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Airline stocks slipped Monday as a highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 found in the U.K. and South Africa prompted travel restrictions by …

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Airlines on track to get $15 billion in federal aid

American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters U.S. airlines are on track to get $15 billion in federal aid to pay workers under the latest bipartisan coronavirus stimulus package, according to people familiar with the matter. …

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How to plan a vacation during Covid

How to plan a vacation during Covid

We all need a vacation after 2020. And with vaccines being shipped out around the country, now might be a good time to start planning your much-needed getaway in 2021. The most important part of any trip you plan during Covid-19 will be flexibility, according to Nisreene Atassi, the global …

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Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta …

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Pent-up demand will boost airline stocks in 2021 and beyond: Trader

Pent-up demand will boost airline stocks in 2021 and beyond: Trader

It’s no secret airlines have had an unprecedently bad year. JPMorgan expects the pain to continue for some companies, with analysts double downgrading shares of JetBlue, Spirit and United Airlines to underweight from overweight on Wednesday on overvaluation concerns. The firm maintained its overweight ratings on Delta, Alaska Airlines and …

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Covid vaccine ‘game changer’ for air travel

Covid vaccine 'game changer' for air travel

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes told CNBC on Tuesday he was optimistic that the deployment of coronavirus vaccines would help kick-start demand for air travel around the world, drawing on his experience with his own family. “Just before coming on this show, I just called my mother over in the U.K. She just …

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United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United is the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations and several other teams at United. On behalf of Pfizer, United operated five cargo-only flights in early December delivering COVID-19 vaccines from …

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How and when will I get it?

How and when will I get it?

The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants …

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Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing reports more 737 Max cancellations in November

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked at the company’s production facility on November 18, 2020 in Renton, Washington. David Ryder | Getty Images Boeing on Tuesday said it logged more cancellations than orders for its 737 Max plane last month, just as carriers are preparing to return the jets to …

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American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters American Airlines will start offering travelers $129 at-home Covid-19 tests, results that can help them avoid quarantines as long as two weeks. The initiative, which starts Wednesday for travel …

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First ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

First 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

The Federal Aviation Administration said it supported the “first mass air shipment” of Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, as pharmaceutical companies and airlines prepare networks for broad distribution. United Airlines carried Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine from Brussels to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. Ahead of the …

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Historic airline photos from ‘Golden Age of Travel’

Historic airline photos from 'Golden Age of Travel'

Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers.   While complaints about smaller seats and expensive tickets are rife today, a look into the history of commercial aviation shows that today’s customer experience …

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Coronavirus vaccine creates market winners and losers

Coronavirus vaccine creates market winners and losers

Promising developments on the vaccine front have sparked optimism that the pandemic’s end may be in sight. But if the market trends that immediately followed positive vaccine news are any indication, some sectors will benefit a lot more than others. Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna said last week that its coronavirus …

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Hong Kong looks to mainland China for next air travel bubble

Hong Kong looks to mainland China for next air travel bubble

SINGAPORE — Hong Kong is hopeful its next “air travel bubble” could be with mainland China, the executive director of the city’s tourism board has said. Dane Cheng told CNBC such plans would hinge on the success of the forthcoming Hong Kong-Singapore travel corridor. But he noted that adding a …

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EasyJet q4 2020 earnings

EasyJet q4 2020 earnings

Sean Gallup | Getty Images LONDON — Revenue at EasyJet fell more than 50% in the year to the end of September, the company said on Tuesday, after the coronavirus pandemic brought the travel industry to a halt. The British airline said it was only expecting to fly about 20% …

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Emirates working with Pfizer, others on vaccine transport ‘challenge’

Emirates working with Pfizer, others on vaccine transport ‘challenge’

An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko | TASS | Getty Images Emirates is working with global pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, to address the logistical challenges of distributing coronavirus vaccines, according to Emirates President Tim Clark. “The industry is trying to establish …

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JetBlue to stop blocking seats on board in January

JetBlue to stop blocking seats on board in January

JetBlue planes at a gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Get ready to fight over the armrest again. JetBlue Airways on Thursday said it will sell all seats on its flights starting Jan. 8. It is the latest carrier …

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