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US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

Sep. 20, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens...

Airlines say rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales

Sep. 09, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery. The summer got off to a strong start, with many planes full of vacationers...

United lays out employee rules as vaccine requirement looms

Sep. 08, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

United Airlines says that more than half its employees who weren't vaccinated last month have gotten their shots since the company announced that vaccines would be required. The airline's 67,000 U.S.-based employees face a Sept. 27 deadline for getting vaccinated. United...

Delta will charge unvaccinated employees $200 per month

Aug. 25, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $50,000. CEO Ed Bastian...

2 airlines begin offering flights from Worcester to NYC

Aug. 19, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two major airlines are offering flights from New England's second largest city to New York City. JetBlue is set to restart its route from Worcester, Massachusetts to New York City on Thursday evening while Delta Air Lines says it will begin...

COVID variant causes Southwest to lower hopes for 3Q profit

Aug. 11, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it no longer expects to turn a profit in the third quarter as a surge in COVID-19 infections fueled by the highly contagious delta variant darkens the outlook for travel. The disclosure comes just three weeks after Southwest CEO Gary...

United Airlines will require US employees to be vaccinated

Aug. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

United Airlines will require employees in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October, perhaps sooner, joining a rising number of big corporations that are responding to a surge in virus cases. United was the first major U.S. airline to announce such a...

American plans to invest in a budget airline based in Chile

Jul. 29, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines plans to invest in a Chilean budget airline and sell seats on each other's flights to help American extend its reach in South America. American said Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent for the deal with JetSmart. American...

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Jul. 28, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel...

Bad Breadth: Whiff of danger as market gains lack scope

Jul. 22, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Monday’s swoon — the worst day for stocks on Wall Street in a couple months — the market was flashing concerning signals. Chief among them were sharp moves in the bond market that indicated worsening expectations for economic growth and...