As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.
During the pandemic, older aircraft have been retired, resulting in a fleet that can collect more information about emissions and safety.
Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.
The risk of exposure on a flight is lowered by 23 to 57 percent if middle seats are kept unoccupied, according to the study. But it did not look at what protection mask-wearing could provide.
Over 50 years after Brian Robson mailed himself out of Australia, emerging almost 8,000 miles away, he is looking for two friends who assisted.
Even as vaccines make it safer to travel, planning a trip is becoming increasingly complicated.
Airfare, typically purchased well in advance, can be a barometer of how the public is feeling about the pace of recovery, and summer fares are surging.
The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.
The concept of documenting vaccinations is being taken to new levels of sophistication, and experts predict that electronic verification will soon become commonplace.
The action comes just months after airlines resumed flying the jet, which had been grounded for nearly two years because of a pair of accidents that killed nearly 350 people.
A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.
They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new guidance that cited growing data about the effectiveness of the shots.
Sonia Brozak and Matthieu Autret struck up a conversation as seatmates on a flight to London from Paris.
While airports in major cities are still struggling, some smaller airports that are vacation destinations are busier than before the pandemic.
The company, which started blocking middle seat bookings in April 2020 to give passengers peace of mind, is the last of the four big U.S. airlines to get rid of the policy.
After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.
Planes will be more crowded, meals may return, but don’t remove your mask just yet.
As a transgender veteran in her 90s, she challenged government bureaucracy. She then set out to be recognized as the oldest working flight instructor.
Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.
Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.
There are risks to starting an airline in any economic climate. But during a pandemic? The entrepreneurs behind the budget airlines Avelo and Breeze Airways see an opportunity.
Once again, we have socialized an industry’s losses and privatized its profits.
Travel has become a lot more complicated. Now, the calculations include whether you want to fly and what safety measures are in place at the hotel.
Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.
Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.
Videoconferencing is good enough to replace a lot of pointless business travel.
The dramatic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry and beyond are made clear in six charts.
Extending nationwide service has been an elusive goal for Amtrak. Since 1971 — when the publicly funded, privately operated rail agency was created — routes have largely remained unchanged.
The governments agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of products as they search for a settlement to a long-running clash over subsidies given to Airbus and Boeing.
The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.
The airline is also speeding up deliveries of the planes in a show of confidence in the jet, which was recently allowed to fly again after major updates.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it no longer needed to use a reconstruction of the plane brought down in one of the deadliest crashes in U.S. history.
Regulators are investigating episodes involving Pratt & Whitney equipment that rained debris from planes and forced emergency landings.
A plane that shed debris over Colorado brings new scrutiny to a troubled company.
The airplane, a Boeing 777-200 that had 331 people on board, scattered debris across several neighborhoods outside Boulder, Colo., before landing safely in Denver, according to officials.
The T-38 was assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, officials said.
Experts say that tourists could come back in the spring or summer but that more profitable business travelers could stay away for a year or longer.
In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.
Four years after a man was dragged from a plane, amended rules regarding involuntary bumping and oversold flights are about to be enacted. And there are more changes to come.
Mandatory hotel quarantines for travelers entering the country are being weighed as fatality rates soar despite a national lockdown.
Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.
The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.
Eastern Iowa Airport will ask a handful of short screening questions and take the temperature of each departing passenger.
The authorities continue to piece together what happened aboard Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. For many victims’ families, the uncertainty has added to immeasurable grief.
Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.
After three people on two charter flights tested positive for the coronavirus, 47 players will not be allowed to practice for two weeks.
The mothballing adds another possible factor in the crash of the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, which killed 62 people on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182.
A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.
The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.
The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.