Month: March 2021

United Airlines Adds Domestic Flights as Travel Demand Rebounds

United Airlines  (UAL) – Get Report plans to add more than two dozen new flights to its domestic schedule starting Memorial Day weekend amid what it sees as a pickup in demand for domestic leisure travel as U.S. vaccination rates rise.

Starting in May, United will operate 26 nonstop flights from seven Midwestern cities to three destinations in South Carolina, one in Florida and one in Maine, according to a company statement Thursday.

The new service follows the November addition of direct flights to Florida from the East and Midwest that avoided the company’s hubs in Chicago and

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Is It Time to Start Using Your Travel Rewards Cards Again?

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With the end of pandemic travel restrictions seemingly in sight, you might be wondering if it’s once again a good time to sign up for a travel rewards credit card. Some companies are offering bigger-than-ever welcome bonuses, but safe travel may not be a realistic option until the end of 2021. Can you make do with the available perks until then, or is it worth holding off until there’s more certainty?

Reasons to get a travel rewards card now

Since credit cards can be a risky debt trap, there’s really no need

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A health expert says you can travel after the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccine, but you should still avoid crowds

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  • People want to know if they can travel after getting the first dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

  • An expert told Insider that it’s relatively safe for partially vaccinated people to travel.

  • You should avoid crowded tourist destinations, continue to wear a mask, and social distance.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As more Americans receive the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which both require two doses, people question what is and isn’t safe to do in between shots. One question that comes to mind: Is it safe to travel after the first shot?

Insider’s health reporters Andrea Michelson and

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Tui cuts summer holiday capacity as fears over third coronavirus wave grow

Travel company Tui has cut its summer holiday schedules amid new coronavirus restrictions in Europe.

The Anglo-German firm announced it is offering 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity in the peak travel months starting from July, down from a planned 80%.

Some 2.8 million guests are booked on summer trips, down 60% compared with the same point in 2019.

But average prices are up 22%, due to a rise in the proportion of package tours being booked.

Fears of a third wave of Covid-19 are growing across Europe.

Germany and France have imposed fresh restrictions, while there is speculation that the

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Will the Common Travel Area come to the rescue for summer holidays?

British hopes for a summer holiday abroad have been dealt another blow by the news that legislation is being brought in banning travel until June 30. 

Under draft laws published earlier this week, which will face a vote today (March 25), leaving the UK without a “reasonable excuse” (such as work, or education) will be illegal until June 30. Anyone who travels to a port or airport with the aim of leaving the country could face fines of up to £5,000. 

Government officials have clarified that the travel ban extension is purely for legislative convenience, and does not have any

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