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Travel Advisories Downgraded for More than 100 Destinations
This week, the CDC and the State Department both downgraded travel advisories for more than 100 countries. These changes include 33 countries being moved into the lowest risk category. This is the first update to travel advisories since April 28th of this year. The CDC still recommends both domestic and international travelers get vaccinated before traveling.
Travel Pass to go Live in Weeks
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says their digital travel pass will go live in the coming weeks. The app, which is currently in a trial period and available by invitation only, was originally designed to aid in passenger screening at the airport but will now provide assistance for immigration screening as well.
“Wanna Get Away Day”
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Southwest Airlines will give customers the chance to win a total of 50 million rapid rewards bonus points.
Emirates Launches Miami to Dubai Service
Beginning July 22, the airline will launch four-times weekly service between Miami and Dubai, expanding its U.S. network to 12 destinations.
American Reopens Flagship Lounges
American Airlines’ premium Flagship Lounges will begin reopening in September. The first location on the list will be Miami, followed by four others later in Fall 2021.
The History of Airline Food
Northwestern University’s Transportation Library has collected more than 400 menus from 54 national and international airlines, cruise ships and railroad companies.
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Hawaii Plans to Lift Restrictions
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