Air travel isn't getting back to normal anytime soon

Jul 6, 2020
There’s been some recovery in passenger numbers since the peak of the COVID-19 lockdowns, but not much.
Travelers walk past a system of thermal imaging cameras looking for fevers, part of a test at Los Angeles International Airport in June.
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Expect more staycations this summer

Jul 3, 2020
AAA predicts trips on planes, cruises, buses and trains will be down 75% to 85%.
Beachgoers take in the views while wearing masks in Ventura, California. Planning a summer vacation this year poses extra logistical challenges.
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Flying is going to be very different post-coronavirus

May 12, 2020
COVID-19 could change airports and the experience onboard planes as much as 9/11 did, according to some experts.
An Air France employee checks the body temperature of passengers before they board a flight.
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Air freight prices surging in a "perfect storm"

Mar 24, 2020
Loading up passenger planes with cargo is not an easy thing to do, physically or economically. But it's happening.
Air freight is directional. A lot more comes to the U.S. from China than the other way around.
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These academics want to lead the way to flying less

Jan 1, 2020
Now they want their institutions to lend some support.
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Yes, you are being asked if you want travel insurance more often

Nov 28, 2019
Wherever you buy tickets, you're likely to be asked if you want to protect your purchase.
Travelers with their luggage are seen at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
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Amtrak says it had its best year in company history

Nov 11, 2019
After years of being the subject of congressional ire, the federally subsidized company is almost at the point of breaking even.
Passengers board an Amtrak train at New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
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"Airplane boneyards" are more than places where planes go to die

May 7, 2019
Southern California Logistics Airport also provides plane storage, maintenance and technician training.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked on the tarmac after being grounded at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville on March 28.
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In suburban Seattle, Boeing keeps on cranking out 737 Max planes

Mar 26, 2019
Despite the international grounding of the aircraft, a Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, has orders to fill.
Boeing's 737 assembly complex in Renton, Washington, is a hive of activity. In the foreground, a 737 Max is being painted. In the background, the brakes are tested on a new 737 Max for China Southern Airlines.
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Boeing liabilities could grow with grounding of Max fleet

Mar 14, 2019
The entire fleet remains grounded in the U.S.
Tails of Boeing 737 aircraft are pictured at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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