Staffing shortages are contributing to a chaotic summer air travel season

Jul 5, 2022
The aviation industry’s troubles come down to three problems, one analyst says: capacity, captains and cancellations.
Delta Air Lines pilots picket at Los Angeles International Airport on June 30. The airline industry has been struggling with staffing shortages as demand soars to near pre-pandemic levels.
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As prices rise, Americans' travel plans are coming back to Earth

Jul 4, 2022
Inflation is curbing our appetite for "revenge travel."
Travelers at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Saturday. Fourth of July air travel is nearing pre-pandemic levels.
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Airports unveil big renovations just as summer travel ramps up

May 26, 2022
And they're investing heavily in public art and public space.
The water fountain in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport reportedly cost $1 million and puts on a show with lights and music every 15 minutes.
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U.S. airline cancellations may not ease up by summer

Apr 11, 2022
Lots of people want to travel. But not enough people are ready to staff flights.
Domestic travel has nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels, but airport and airline labor shortages are making it hard to travel.
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Work is busy for this Denver-based travel agency

Apr 8, 2022
"Planning safaris in Africa are my absolute favorite," says Sarah Fazendin, founder of Videre Travel.
Sarah Fazendin
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Travel industry uses lessons from past COVID waves to deal with omicron

Dec 27, 2021
Like how to reduce contact, reschedule flights and handle the unexpected.
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the holiday weekend as the omicron variant spread.
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"Champing," or camping in a church, is a new U.K. travel trend

Nov 4, 2021
A British church conservation charity is renting out space among the pews for vacationers to bed down for the night.
St. Mary the Virgin Church, located in Edlesborough, England, is now a place for “champers.”
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For hotels, leisure travel is roaring back

Nov 3, 2021
Pleasure travel has helped the hotel industry emerge from the depths of the pandemic. But business travel has been slower to bounce back.
The Marriott and Hilton hotel chains recently posted improved financial results, largely on a rebound in leisure travel. Health risks are among the issues still restraining business travel.
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Will easing international travel restrictions bring back foreign tourists?

Sep 21, 2021
For one sightseeing business, the future still looks very uncertain.
A traveler arrives at London's Heathrow Airport in August 2021. The U.S. may soon be lifting restrictions for vaccinated international travelers.
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North Carolina encourages staycations

Aug 6, 2021
With long-distance tourism limited, the state tries to attract residents to local destinations.
“We realized North Carolinians were going to be our best customer during this time,” said Wit Tuttell of Visit NC.
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