New US passports only for life or death travel, for now

New US passports only for life or death travel, for now

Currently, US citizens can obtain new US passports only for life or death emergencies, but the US State Department is planning to slowly return to normal operations soon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of State suspended almost all of its passport...
Public restrooms need to be redesigned for COVID-19 safety

Public restrooms need to be redesigned for COVID-19 safety

For COVID-19-safe restrooms, the public needs redesign and new cleaning and sanitation safety protocols  When we travel, COVID-19-safe restrooms in museums, restaurants, stations, rest stops, shops, airports, attractions, etc., are essential to our well-being. They...
Fly safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fly safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

When air travel restarts toward normalcy, passengers must continue to fly safely The world is moving toward allowing travel again. Once the COVID-19 outbreak is controlled enough to permit a slow move toward normalcy, travel will restart. It will likely begin before a...
Know this Real ID information now to be prepared tomorrow

Know this Real ID information now to be prepared tomorrow

The Real ID deadline is delayed for a year, just 18 months away. Until last month, the U.S. Real ID information deadline for its citizens and residents to fly domestically was October 1, 2020. The world is upside down. COVID-19 is directly affecting the daily lives of...
COVID-19: Cancel, postpone or take your trip?

COVID-19: Cancel, postpone or take your trip?

COVID-19 deaths increase to more than 3,000, forcing many travelers to cancel or postpone their trip. The rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths slowed last week, but it still killed more than 400 additional souls. It’s killed more than 3,000 in total. The virus...
How to take the mystery out of airline attempted upgrades

How to take the mystery out of airline attempted upgrades

Obscure rules add mystery to attempted upgrades Today, airline travel is increasingly less pleasant in economy class. Upgrades are looking more and more appealing to travelers. However, understanding how the deck is stacked will help with any attempted upgrades. The...