America needs a consistent national effort to make passengers feel confident about flying in the post-COVID-19 world. To rejuvenate the aviation system, passengers must feel safe. If passengers think they are going to catch a deadly virus while aboard a flight, they will not fly.
Yes, we did flatten the curve. However, will masks, social distancing, deep-cleaning of airplanes, empty sports stadiums, sparse happy hours at bars, higher education, and touchless check-ins for hotels be forgotten in six months? Predictions vary widely.
The travel industry must restore confidence after the pandemic Mention how travel has changed after the pandemic — abandoned airport terminals and aborted vacations probably come to mind. But talk to someone like Jennifer Zwicky, and she'll tell you how travel...
Even when hotels open, there will be more changes. Many hotels already have made these changes. Will I find a hotel bar? What about housekeeping? Will there be discounts? Will there be post-coronavirus cleaning fees?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of State suspended almost all of its passport application and renewal processing. The US generally is restarting much of its economy now. So, many are planning to travel later this year. Soon you will be able to request new US passports for general travel, but not yet.
Plenty of travelers are looking forward to cruising post-pandemic. They are looking forward to gliding along rivers, across oceans, and visiting ports. We take a look at frequent flier programs to see how they weathered the coronavirus pandemic. And finally, we...
We start the weekend with an exercise in James Bond excesses. The world has loved them. Now visit them. Next we celebrate Southwest winning both the long- and short-haul airline accolades from JD Powers. Finally, we take a look at how the pandemic that destroyed so many businesses has helped some travel organizations.
Antivirus disinfectants are applied on aircraft after the basic cleaning and scrubbing are done. For planes going through a “remain overnight” cleaning this means that disinfectant is sprayed by cleaners on all touchpoints. That means every aircraft in Southwest’s fleet is cleaned with EPA-approved disinfectant every night.
The hotel changeover will be dramatic in the post-pandemic world. Cleanliness will be far more important than ever and will become a field of competition. Going touchless will define a modern facility but will not replace the hands-on hospitality found in B&Bs and smaller properties.
Profitable change and cancellation fees cloud the airlines' duty of passenger care and sick passenger rule The concept of nonrefundable tickets with change fees has been around for decades. And sick passenger rules requiring them to pay should they choose not to fly...