Flight attendant union chief on what the pandemic means for the larger labor movement

Flight attendants have become frontline workers themselves, facing many obstacles at the nexus of the pandemic and travel.
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committe in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The air transportation executives testified about the current state of the U.S. airline industry during the oversight hearing.
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The new holiday tradition: rapid COVID-19 tests?

Dec 17, 2021
Rapid tests could make holiday gatherings safer, but they can be hard to find when demand surges.
Rapid at-home COVID tests can be difficult to find during surges in cases. Above, an environmental protection organization distributes tests in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on Dec. 17.
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Higher gas prices are likely here to stay through the holidays

Nov 25, 2021
President Biden has released 50 million barrels of oil from strategic reserves, but oil production hasn't caught up to pre-pandemic levels.
Gas prices are nearly 60% higher than this time last year, according to AAA.
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Checking the roads and bridges to grandmother's house

Nov 24, 2021
What will the infrastructure bill do for 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge — which supports 17,000 vehicles daily — and similar sites?
Each day, more than 17,000 vehicles use Maryland's 60-year-old Putty Hill Avenue Bridge, which has suffered wear and tear.
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Planning to travel for the holidays? Prepare for some expensive headaches.

Nov 5, 2021
'Tis the season of high gas prices, long lines at rental car counters, and cancelled flights.
High gas prices are just one of the many issues awaiting holiday travelers this season.
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Airlines looking for a lift from holiday travel

Oct 8, 2021
United cites a jump in holiday searches as a reason for optimism. But consumers have been booking flights closer to travel time during the pandemic.
Air travel is expected to approach pre-pandemic levels this holiday season.
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Americans are hitting the roads again for July 4th

Jul 2, 2021
But will high gas prices make a difference in what they drive and where they go?
Fourth of July weekend gas prices for 2021 are expected to be the highest since 2014.
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Will rock-bottom gas prices spur holiday travel despite pandemic?

Dec 21, 2020
AAA estimates that 34 million fewer people will travel Christmas week than last year at this time.
One industry analyst predicts that Christmas Day gas prices are likely to be at their lowest levels since 2015.
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With pandemic restrictions forcing holiday travel cancellations, can you get refunds?

Dec 9, 2020
Most major airlines have dropped most ticket change fees, but lodging refund policies are more of a patchwork.
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The grounded 737 Max could lead to more Thanksgiving delays

Nov 28, 2019
The Thanksgiving travel period is always a logistical nightmare for the airlines. But this year might be worse.
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