9 busy people share the best tips for making the most of the holidays

9 busy people share the best tips for making the most of the holidays

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average American worker took less than 12 vacation days in 2021 – six fewer than the global average – according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation Study of 14,500 working adults in 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking a vacation makes them more … Read more

Royal Caribbean: No Covid vaccine, no problem

Royal Caribbean: No Covid vaccine, no problem

The covid pandemic is not over, but the United States has improved its management. People are still infected, but the easy availability of vaccines as well as new treatments has kept serious illnesses from overwhelming American hospitals. Most of the country is simply past the covid pandemic. You might see people choosing to wear masks … Read more

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers line up at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessey | light flare | Getty Images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after breaking a merger deal with Frontier Airlines that failed to garner enough shareholder support. The new … Read more

Southwest Airlines has a benefit customers will love

Southwest Airlines has a benefit customers will love

The airline industry, along with the world as a whole, was grounded once covid hit in March 2020. Eventually, some flights were available in 2020 with heightened safety precautions, but relatively few people were willing to take the risk. So it’s no surprise when the International Air Transport Association confirmed that 2020 was the industry’s … Read more

Boeing (BA) Q2 2022 earnings are below estimates

Boeing (BA) Q2 2022 earnings are below estimates

An aerial view of Boeing 777X and Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft parked at King-Boeing Field County International Airport in Seattle, Washington on June 1, 2022. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Boeing on Wednesday reported lower revenue and a larger adjusted quarterly loss than analysts expected, but the aircraft maker stuck to its forecast for a … Read more

X-59: NASA’s quest to build a “silent” supersonic aircraft

X-59: NASA’s quest to build a “silent” supersonic aircraft

(CNN) — If you’ve heard a sonic boom lately, you probably remember it. The loud, explosion-like bang – caused by an aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound – can be startling and even crack windows. Sonic booms are part of the reason there are no supersonic passenger planes in flight today, and one … Read more

Major cruise line drops US port vaccine requirement

Major cruise line drops US port vaccine requirement

As the cruise industry has returned from its covid-related shutdown of March 2020 to July 2021, many people have postponed cruising until it is back to “normal”. It’s a relative word, though, because your normal and my normal may not be the same. Some people have waited to sail until masks are no longer needed, … Read more

The world’s worst airports for delays and cancellations this summer

The world’s worst airports for delays and cancellations this summer

(CNN) — Anyone who has been to an airport recently can see that travel demand is back in full force. What isn’t back in full force are the resources needed to deal with the airline traveler crush. Add summer weather to staffing issues at airports and airlines and you have a perfect storm of delays … Read more

Airlines criticized for betting on alternative fuels

Airlines criticized for betting on alternative fuels

One of the ways the industry is looking to replace conventional fossil jet fuel is to explore the use of sustainable aviation fuels, or SAFs. Justin Tallis | AFP | Getty Images FARNBOROUGH, England – Airline executives at Britain’s Farnborough International Airshow are betting on using so-called sustainable aviation fuels to reduce their impact on … Read more

Delta to announce deal for 100 Boeing Max 10 aircraft

Delta to announce deal for 100 Boeing Max 10 aircraft

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 approaches LAX for landing. Beatles Angel | iStock Publishing | Getty Images Boeing will seek to shore up its struggling 737 Max10 and 777X jets with orders officially worth more than $15 billion from Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa this week as the aerospace industry chokes in its biggest … Read more