Taking shoes off at the airport is a pain for travelers, but help could be on the way
As millions of people prepare to travel and navigate security checkpoints at airports this week across the United States, one element that can be a nuisance is having to take one’s shoes off while going through a security line.
Michigan ramps up COVID testing at nursing homes, schools, airports as numbers rise
Michigan officials are ramping up COVID-19 testing at nursing homes, schools and airports as the number of cases spreading throughout the state continues to rise. More than 72,000 free tests have been conducted at neighborhood testing sites in socially vulnerable communities and continue to provide testing . Free post-spring break testing pop-up sites are planned for school districts in 34 communities. Testing sites at welcome centers and Michigan airports are in the works for returning travelers. Vaccine providers with the capacity to vaccinate all individuals ages 16 years and older are allowed do so at this time, state officials said.
Airlines make changes to pandemic travel vouchers -- What you need to know
DETROIT – If you purchased a plane ticket during the COVID pandemic and exchanged it for a travel voucher there are some changes you need to know about. Airlines are changing deadlines and you might need to book your next flight soon so you don’t lose it. Planning to travel later this year? Airfares remain lowest in years but could rise soonThe travel industry has taken a big financial hit because fewer people are taking trips during the COVID pandemic. If you want to travel this summer or later in the year, booking now may be a good idea.
Planning to travel later this year? Airfares remain lowest in years but could rise soon
The travel industry has taken a big financial hit because fewer people are taking trips during the COVID pandemic. As vaccines become more available the airline industry is preparing to make some changes to boost profits. If you want to travel this summer or later in the year, booking now may be a good idea. As more vaccines are administered, people will be traveling so prices could rise and there could be changes to safety protocols. READ: More travel coverageWatch the video above for the full report.
Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. That's despite relatively lenient cancellation policies that major airlines have implemented since the coronavirus pandemic emerged earlier this year. Images that emerged this weekend of crowded airport terminals showed that plenty of people are flying anyway. A day earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans should skip Thanksgiving travel and not spend the holiday with people from outside their household. But most are also offering opportunities for people to skip their holiday flights and travel later, though travelers might have to pay more for the replacement flight if it's more expensive.