Frontier Airlines adds routes from Burbank as travel picks up

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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced plans Thursday to add service for the first time from Hollywood Burbank Airport, the latest sign that travel demand is beginning to recover from a yearlong pandemic slump.

The news that the Las Vegas-based carrier will add three routes out of Hollywood Burbank Airport starting in July comes less than a month after a former United Airlines executive made Burbank the launchpad for a new low-cost carrier, Avelo Airlines.

Although the number of passengers passing through U.S.-based airports is only about 60% of pre-pandemic levels, travel and tourism leaders predict that pent-up demand will result

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New CDC Mask Guidance Leaves Travel Rules Mostly The Same : NPR

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A woman walks past posters explaining mask requirements at Grand Central Terminal train station in New York City on Wednesday. Rules requiring masks on transit are unchanged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated mask guidance for fully vaccinated people.

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A woman walks past posters explaining mask requirements at Grand Central Terminal train station in New York City on Wednesday. Rules requiring masks on transit are unchanged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated mask guidance for fully vaccinated people.

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Maldives travel ban: The Bollywood bolthole during India’s second Covid wave now shuts out wealthy Indians

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New Delhi (CNN) — Maldives has banned tourists from South Asia, cutting off an escape route for wealthy Indians fleeing their own country’s Covid-19 crisis.
The atoll nation’s Ministry of Tourism and immigration authority announced the temporary ban on Tuesday, which applies to all visa holders from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as people who have transited those countries in the past 14 days.

The ban, effective Thursday, will be in place until further notice as Maldives tries to control a surge in coronavirus cases, which jumped from around 100 new cases in

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Expect travel delays this summer after ferry fire sends ripples through Puget Sound fleet

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People traveling across Puget Sound can expect delays this summer, because last month’s fire aboard the ferry Wenatchee has forced the state to use smaller vessels than normal on several routes.

Washington State Ferries plans to operate 18 vessels in mid-summer instead of the usual peak fleet of 19 boats, agency spokespersons said. Right now the count is 16 boats in service, to grow slightly June 27.

Besides a reduced number of ferries, state officials say crew shortages and quarantines related to COVID-19 further limit capacity, just as peak travel season begins. Lower-capacity schedules take effect Thursday night.

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CDC mask changes for travel, shopping, parties, outdoor life

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In a momentous turn in the fight against COVID-19, federal officials are significantly easing mask guidelines as the threat of the pandemic rapidly fades. But officials in Los Angeles are asking people to refrain from pulling off their face coverings until the county and state have had a chance to to review the recommendations.

“It’s really important for us not to jump the gun and create an unintended consequence where we’re creating risk where we didn’t need to,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said during a news briefing Thursday, noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s

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Frontier Air says it experienced ‘strong rebound’ in leisure travel; stock gains

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Frontier Group Holdings Inc. stock rose more than 5% late Thursday after the low-cost airline reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss and said it saw “a strong rebound” in leisure travel, the type it specializes in, leading the company to become cash positive.

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which became a public company in March, said it lost $91 million, or 46 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $64 million, or 32 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.

Adjusted for one-time items, the company lost 86 cents a share. Total operating revenue fell 50% to

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Travel Planning in Uncertain Times: ‘I Should Have Known Better’

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On his 14th day, when he again tried to leave Tanzania, he was told he still tested positive. That is, unless he handed over $80. Mr. de Soto’s driver spoke up, saying he had overheard the same man charge a Russian $50. A deal for $50 was struck and Mr. de Soto got his negative result.

Aside from carrying spare cash, Mr. de Soto had another takeaway from traveling during a pandemic: “You need to be very flexible.”

Wendy Perrin, who runs a travel-advice website, WendyPerrin.com, has made five round-trip drives during the pandemic from

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San Francisco 49ers travel more than any team in 2021

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The 49ers’ 17-game 2021 schedule comes with the added hurdle of the most travel miles in the NFL. ESPN’s Brian Burke tweeted a chart that shows the 49ers will travel nearly 30,000 miles this year.

It’s not a huge surprise a West Coast team would lead the league in travel. The 49ers are followed by the Seahawks and Jaguars – both teams that are housed on opposite coasts. The Rams and Chargers, both West Coast teams that share a stadium in Los Angeles, are fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the top nine are the Dolphins, Cardinals, Raiders and Falcons.

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That feeling when you’re a travel writer who’s actually traveling again

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That was the joke, but the truth was that I was still slightly hesitant. I decided my first international trip should be somewhere low-key and remote. Also, a place open to Americans that didn’t require quarantining would be helpful. So two weeks after my second shot, I was on a plane headed to tiny South Caicos.

It wasn’t the flashy return to travel I had fantasized about for more than a year, but after reading about South Caicos, which is part of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, I thought I had found a good fit for my first vaxication. I

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Planes come out of storage for busy summer travel season | 3 On Your Side

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PHOENIX (3 On Your Side) – The lines at the security checkpoint at Sky Harbor International Airport are getting longer, passengers are reporting full flights, and the baggage carousel is busier as air travel rebounds for the summer season.

“The amount of pent-up demand for travel is unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” said Scott Keyes, the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights.

To keep up with the increasing passenger demand, planes have to come out of storage. In early 2020, as COVID-19 infections began sweeping through the country, demand for flights plummeted nearly 90%, and airlines grounded large portions of their

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