How Biden’s Economic Executive Order Aims to Improve Travel

In July, President Biden issued an executive order that included a call to make consumer-friendly changes in the travel industry. We asked experts to weigh in on the prospects for change.

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Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown.

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After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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Barred From Flying Over Mask Dispute, Lawmaker Asks to Be Excused From Senate

Lora Reinbold, a Republican state senator from Alaska, was captured on video in April arguing with employees at Juneau International Airport about mask rules.

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Biden Doubled Mask Fines for Travelers. What Does it Mean for Passengers?

Battles over mask-wearing in airports and on planes have become common, but how many people actually end up getting fined? And who’s in charge of the process?

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Help! We’re Going to Europe and Haven’t a Clue Which Masks to Pack.

Mask mandates exist to varying degrees throughout Europe, and the details — inside, outside, fabric, N95 and more — are dizzying.

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Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

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A Personal Pilgrimage to a Downed Warplane in Papua New Guinea

Thirty-three years after his first visit to the site, a photographer traveled to a remote jungle in search of a World War II plane that crashed there in 1944.

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Airport Lounges Reopening: What Travelers Should Know

The majority of airport lounges serving international passengers remain closed, but domestic locations are reopening — offering varying experiences, that is. Here’s what air travelers need to know.

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Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’

For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.

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Delta’s Extra $200 Insurance Fee Shows Vaccine Dilemma for Employers

Charging unvaccinated workers more for health coverage may seem more appealing than a mandate but could be harder to carry out.

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Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

The cost of travel climbed this summer, but the Delta variant is weighing on demand. We looked into travel’s murky crystal ball to find out how prices will fare in the future.

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United Asks Flight Attendants Not to Tape Passengers to Seats

Their union called the memo a publicity stunt. But plans by the F.A.A. to fine passengers suggest that the skies remain unruly, as does American Airlines’ extension of its alcohol ban.

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Plane Crash in Alaska Kills 6 People

Five of the six people on the small aircraft had been traveling on a Holland America Line cruise, the company said in a statement.

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Passenger Arrives Taped to His Seat After Assault of 3 Flight Attendants

Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, punched a Frontier Airlines flight attendant and groped two others on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, the authorities said.

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Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

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Help! I’m Traveling to Europe. All The Required Documentation Is Dizzying

For three confused but vaccinated travelers, our columnist tries to make sense of the new rules of entry into the European Union.

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Plane Flight: How to Watch

The V.S.S. Unity will lift off from New Mexico on Sunday morning as billionaire entrepreneurs race to make spaceflight unexceptional.

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Pilots Who Landed Boeing 737 in Waters Off Hawaii Are Rescued

The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.

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T.S.A. to Resume Self-Defense Classes for Flight Crews

The classes, which will resume in July, come as crew members struggle with a surge in cases of unruly passengers.

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F.A.A. Committee Recommends a Pivot to Gender-Neutral Terminology

The committee suggested that the aviation administration replace words and phrases including “cockpit” and “man-made” with terms like “flight deck” and “manufactured.”

#air-traffic-control, #airlines-and-airplanes, #drones-pilotless-planes, #federal-aviation-administration, #gender, #language-and-languages

A Bailout Backlash Nears for Airlines

They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.

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The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

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Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Hundreds of Flights a Third Day

The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical issues on Tuesday, all of which spilled over into Wednesday.

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What Are The Roadblocks to a Covid Vaccine Passport?

Creating a digital certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus is one of the hottest debates right now. What’s keeping it from happening, and why are some people opposed?

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

For now, the best way to show that you’ve been inoculated against the coronavirus is a simple white card. Here, your key questions are answered.

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Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says

Video from the flight showed a violent confrontation involving several people wrestling a man to the floor as someone said: “Get him down. Keep him down.”

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What to Know About Testing and Vaccine Requirements for Travel

Do you need to be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test for your next trip? Check this guide before traveling domestically or abroad.

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Cicadas Took On Biden’s Press Plane. They Won.

The omnipresent insects filled the engines of a flight set to accompany the president on his trip to Europe, forcing a delay and a new plane and pilot to be called in.

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Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

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United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.

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Tennessee Plane Crash: 7 Are Presumed Dead, Officials Say

The authorities said operations had shifted from rescue to recovery for those aboard a plane that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday.

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2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence

American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.

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British Tourists Return to Portugal, Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked

Sorely in need of sun and a change of scene, British travelers returned to the newly “green-listed” country and were met by relief, exasperation — and hardly anyone.

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U.S. to Reimpose Sanctions on Belarus Over Forced Plane Landing

The move is the latest Western response to the forced landing of a European commercial flight with a Belarusian dissident aboard.

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Flying and Climate: Airlines Under Pressure to Cut Emissions

The airline industry might not be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades because most solutions are not yet viable.

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The Saga of Ryanair Flight 4978

Why did the leader of Belarus force a commercial airplane to land? Who was he after? And what might happen next?

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6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

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Belarus’s State-Sponsored Plane Hijack Can’t Go Unanswered

Mr. Lukashenko has gone too far, and the response should be convincing and swift.

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Belarus Is Isolated as Other Countries Move to Ban Flights

The extraordinary forced landing of a commercial flight with a Belarusian dissident aboard escalated into one of the biggest flare-ups in East-West tensions in recent years.

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E.U. and Britain Move to Impede Belarus’s Access to Air Travel

The European Union told airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace after the country forced a commercial flight to land in order to arrest a journalist.

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Belarus Scrambles Ryanair Jet to Force Down Plane Carrying Dissident

The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.

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Belarus Scrambles Jet to Force Down Plane Carrying Dissident

The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.

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737 Max Jet Will Resume Flights After Electrical Fix, Boeing Says

The troubled jet resumed flying commercially in the United States late last year. But Boeing asked some airlines last month to stop flying some planes because of a potential electrical problem.

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Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operation: Latest News on the Shutdown

The company that operates the pipeline said it will take several days before the supply of energy returns to normal.

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Here’s The Latest News on the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 2 cents on Tuesday, and some airlines began to take small measures in response to the shutdown.

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FAA Fines Passengers Who Clashed Over Mask Rules

Dozens of people face fines of up to $35,000 for assaulting and interfering with flight attendants under a zero-tolerance policy introduced by the F.A.A. this year.

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios.

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T.S.A. Extends Mask Mandate for Travel Into September

The mandate was set to expire on May 11.

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Airline Bars Alaska State Senator Over Mask Policy Violation

Alaska Airlines said it had suspended State Senator Lora Reinbold from flying because she refused to comply with its mask rules.

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