Emirates to again fly Boeing 777 to Orlando, other US cities as 5G rollout slowed
Long-haul carrier Emirates says it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in America could interfere with airplane technology that measures altitude.
Here’s why airlines are sounding the alarm over 5G service
The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports.
CDC is investigating more than 80 cruise ships for COVID-19 cases. Here’s what that means
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has color-coded dozens of cruise ships according to how many COVID-19 cases are reported on board, placing at least 89 under investigation or observation ahead of the new year.
Taking shoes off at the airport is a pain for travelers, but help could be on the way
As millions of people prepare to travel and navigate security checkpoints at airports this week across the United States, one element that can be a nuisance is having to take one’s shoes off while going through a security line.
Here are the best, worst days to travel for the 2021 holiday season
Whether you’ve already booked holiday travel plans, or you’re waiting for the last minute to make sure there aren’t restrictions, there are certain things to keep in mind about which days will be best to travel, and what resources might be more scarce than in years past.
Airbnb reports 1Q loss of nearly $1.2 billion, revenue rises
Airbnb reported Thursday that its first-quarter loss more than tripled, to $1.17 billion, as travel remained depressed by the pandemic, but revenue topped the same period in 2019. Pandemic-related restrictions are cutting into Airbnb revenue, particularly in Europe. Wall Street expected adjusted loss of $1.07 per share, according to a FactSet survey of 27 analysts. Airbnb's revenue rose 5% from a year ago and 6% over the same quarter in 2019, to $887 million. Airbnb released the results after a day in which the shares fell 3.2% in regular trading.wftv.com
Waiting for the snow to melt? Read up on the latest Chicago weather news, tips for shoveling and what to watch.
This year’s especially snowy winter is weighing on Chicagoans’ hearts, spirits and shoulders. But most of all, it’s weighing on their roofs. At least eight buildings in the area have given way under the foot-plus of snow that has accumulated in recent days. At home, look out for ice dams caused by melting snow that can lead to water leaks indoors.chicagotribune.com
Airbnb shares more than double in IPO—Four experts on what’s next for the company
The company's CEO and four market and venture capital experts discuss what the post-pandemic future could hold for the short-term-rental and travel company. Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, lays out what he sees as a bright future for the company and the travel industry. "I don't think there's any level that some of these buyers aren't willing to pay. Eric Paley, managing partner of Founder Collective, is looking beyond the IPO to how Airbnb can build upon its success. "I think what's special about this team, and the leadership that Airbnb has luckily had throughout, is they're building for long term.cnbc.com
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center set to reopen next month
KISSIMMEE, Fla. After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is set to reopen to guests next month. Just in time for summer, the hotel will reopen to the public on June 25, according to a news release. The summer travel season is quickly approaching, and Gaylord Palms is reopening to visitors who are anxious to get out and celebrate summer, General Manager Johann Krieger said. These combined efforts will further support the multi-phased health and sanitation re-opening plans, procedures, and staff training at Gaylord Palms, resort officials said. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil due to coronavirus
He has not moved to ban travel from Russia, which has the world's third-highest caseload. Brazil, now Latin America's hardest-hit country, is second, with more than 347,000 cases and more than 22,000 deaths. The White House did not immediately respond to queries about whether a travel ban would be imposed on Russia. The ban on travel from Brazil takes effect late Thursday. Theyre having a rough go of it, he said on CBS' Face the Nation. He said the travel ban would likely be temporary.
UPDATE: At least 2 survive Pakistani passenger plane crash
Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the wreckage. Police in protective masks struggled to clear away crowds amid the smoke and dust so ambulances and firetrucks could reach the crash site. Sir, mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday Pakistan 8303, the pilot said before the transmission ended. Science Minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said this year has been a catastrophe just survival is so difficult, with the pandemic and now the tragedy of the plane crash. Ownership records for the Airbus A320 showed China Eastern Airlines flew the plane from 2004 until 2014.
What one analyst says Florida can expect in terms of summer travel
ORLANDO, Fla. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to the summer travel season, but numbers from Orlando International Airport show the impact COVID-19 has had on travel. Heading into the summer months, News 6 asked travel expert Mark Murphy if people will be nervous to get back on planes. Murphy said families are ready to travel this summer. Murphy believes Floridians are going to be ready to take advantage of some of the states attractions this summer. At Shanghai Disney, despite a low capacity, tickets sold out in hours.
Flying soon? Here are the new safety measures you will experience during coronavirus pandemic
This change reduces the TSA officers need to touch a passengers boarding pass thus reducing the potential for cross-contamination. This requirement allows social distancing, reduces the TSA officers need to touch a persons container of food and reduces the potential for cross-contamination. TSA officers optionally wearing eye protection and clear plastic face shields at some locations. TSA officers will continue the practice of changing gloves after each pat-down. For more information on the TSA security screening process during the pandemic, visit www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.
Ready to travel, as places start to reopen? Doctor shares insight into doing it the right way
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. Slowly but surely, travel is starting to reopen again amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Donald A. Plumley, a chief quality officer at Orlando Health, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, had some really great insight. At hotels, look for the high-touch areas in the room: sink handles, door handles, countertops and the remote control.
Coronavirus: United Airlines providing wipes, masks to customers
Published: May 20, 2020, 9:45 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. United Airlines is taking steps to make air travel safer during the coronavirus pandemic. Flight attendants will hand out masks and individually wrapped sanitizer wipes to its customers. United says it's the only U.S. airline that has a full-time, medical director focused on COVID-19. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
UPDATE: Massive event planned at Orange County Convention Center postponed
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A large event that was set to take place at the Orange County Convention Center next month has been postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. [PREVIOUS: Orange County Convention Center could host big event as early as next month]Since 1888, the AAU has prided itself on providing quality event participation opportunities to millions of athletes in a safe environment, said AAU President & CEO Dr. Roger J. Goudy. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to move the AAU Volleyball event to start July 14. Prior to Fridays announcement, convention center officials were moving forward with a plan to safely put on the large event. The rescheduled AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships event will begin July 14, according to the news release.
Hyperloop marks milestone in supersonic-speed travel
Imagine traveling from one city to another at nearly the speed of sound. A milestone Wednesday in high-speed travel could make that closer to reality. Carter Evans reports on how the innovative mission called Hyperloop One could drastically cut down on travel time.cbsnews.com
Best cities to visit while vacationing solo
Travel magazine Afar says the new trend in traveling is going solo. Though it may seem intimidating at first, they say it’s easier and more rewarding than you may think. Afar deputy editor Jennifer Flowers joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to share travel tips and discuss the best cities to visit while traveling alone.cbsnews.com
Investigators probe travel, communications of Chattanooga gunman
Investigators are looking into the past of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the suspected gunman in Thursday's attack on Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on what authorities have discovered so far.cbsnews.com
What are the best International travel destinations in North America?
What are the best International travel destinations in North America? CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with some tips on how to get the foreign experience without traveling too far from home.cbsnews.com