Category: Travel

Atlanta airport closes main security checkpoint after TSA worker tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest, closed its main security checkpoint Wednesday after a screener tested positive for the coronavirus. According to Mark Howell, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman, the employee last worked Tuesday from 3:30 a.m. to noon. Employees who worked with the screener were notified. All passengers are being directed to the […]

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Q&A: I’m traveling to Hawaii. Do I need a coronavirus test?

Starting on Aug. 1, Hawaii will require proof of a negative coronavirus test for visitors to avoid a 14-day quarantine.  Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced the requirement on June 24. Visitors to the state will also be required to undergo a temperature check. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4℉  will undergo a secondary screening at the […]

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Vote for your favorite hotels and resorts across America

Note from 10Best: Someday, we’ll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we’ll keep supporting the places that inspire us. Please check individual hotel websites for the latest updates. A quick glance at travel expenses from your last trip will likely reveal that one […]

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United Airlines to triple flights, adding 25,000 in August, while extending change fee waiver

United Airlines is taking more forward steps following COVID-19 flight suspensions, announcing Wednesday the addition of nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights in August, tripling the size of its schedule compared with June. While the United flights will remain at 40% of August 2019’s pre-pandemic flight schedule even with the increase, the airline trumpeted the […]

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Will feds order airline passenger temperature checks with COVID surge? Only one U.S. airline does it now

Airlines have been pushing the federal government to conduct passenger temperature screenings at airports across the country as another measure to convince travelers it’s safe to fly again. Will a surge in coronavirus cases in several states make that a reality? The Transportation Security Administration, which Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and others have said is […]

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CDC chief blasts American Airlines for not blocking seats: ‘We don’t think it’s the right message’

American Airlines came under fire at a Senate hearing Tuesday for its decision to stop blocking seats in the name of social distancing beginning Wednesday. Health officials expressed frustration with the Dallas-based carrier’s move, which was announced last week, during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked why why the government has […]

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5 flights in 4 weeks: What it’s really like to fly during the coronavirus pandemic

Ten seconds into the welcome-aboard greeting on a Southwest Airlines flight from Providence, Rhode Island, to Chicago on Father’s Day, the flight attendant launched into the usual script about in-flight service. “Shortly after takeoff, we’ll offer complimentary soft drinks,” she said. “Oh, just kidding,” she added, catching herself and giving the COVID-19 version of the food-and-drink service […]

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Temperature checks required, masks encouraged: Kentucky Kingdom theme park welcomes back guests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Red markers placed 6 feet from one another were visible throughout Kentucky Kingdom on Monday, reminding guests to stay socially distanced as the theme park reopened. After receiving the green light from Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration to reopen, Kentucky’s most popular amusement park was filled with familiar sounds and sights Monday: pop music playing in the […]

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Dream Cruises to be ‘first cruise line in the world’ to resume operations in July amid coronavirus

Asian cruise line Dream Cruises announced Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic, that some of its cruise operations will restart in July. According to a press release from parent company Genting Cruise Lines, the restart will begin with two- and three-night “Taiwan Island-Hopping” itineraries on Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream starting July 26. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to […]

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