TSA screens 1 million air travel passengers, a pandemic record

Oct 19, 2020
It’s a rebound from April, when the TSA was screening less than 100,000 people on some days.
Passengers enter a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on Monday in Chicago, Illinois.
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Airlines to start offering pre-flight COVID tests

Oct 14, 2020
United Airlines will be the first to do so starting Wednesday.
A passenger checks in for a United Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Oct. 1.
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Passenger airports are struggling to make ends meet

Aug 10, 2020
The downturn in air travel has slashed airport revenue, with fees plummeting for landings, passenger use and parking.
The United Airlines check-in counter at San Francisco International was vacant in early August.
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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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