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Breaking: Disneyland and other California theme parks can reopen April 1 — but it will be different than before

Come April 1, it may be the best time ever to visit Disneyland. Yes, you heard that right. After being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, Disneyland received conditional approval from the state of California to reopen. Other in-state theme parks, such as Universal and Knott’s Berry Farm, can also open as soon as April 1. The...

What we know about the data breach targeting frequent flyer info

A “highly sophisticated” cyber attack targeting frequent flyer data has affected at least 11 airlines around the globe, including U.S. carriers American and United. The Feb. 24 incident targeted SITA, a technology provider that helps process communications and passenger information across numerous carriers. Fortunately for customers, the hackers were...

Want to socially-distance at large events? Be prepared to pay more

Many Americans realized the pandemic would become a problem when the NBA shut down its season last March after a player tested positive. Nearly a year later, (some) fans are back in the stands, albeit with more restrictions. Restarting large-scale events will be pivotal to reopen New York fully. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in February that...

American Airlines offering $50, extra vacation day to vaccinated employees

Sure, we’re all eager for it to be safe to travel the world again, but few are more invested than the largest global airlines. With the ongoing pandemic and strict border restrictions impacting bookings, airlines have a greater incentive than most to see a return to normal life — and, ideally, an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With some states now...

Traveling Brits to be required to carry form indicating travel is essential or face $276 fine

The U.K. will soon require all passengers to fill out a declaration that their outbound travel is essential. And if they don’t do so, they may be fined as much as £200 (about $276). As of Monday, Britons who are looking to travel abroad must have with them a travel declaration form, indicating that they’re traveling for essential reasons. The form...

Everything you want to know about cabins and suites on Carnival Cruise Line ships

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Picking a cabin on a Carnival Cruise Line ship isn’t nearly as complicated as picking a cabin on, say, a Royal Caribbean or a Celebrity Cruises ship. Unlike some of its biggest competitors, Carnival isn’t known for a huge range of cabin categories on its vessels. The...

NetJets hopes to add 20 supersonic planes to private jet fleet

While plenty of private jet flyers are fortunate enough to travel the world in their own planes, that certainly isn’t the case for everyone. Instead, many high-flyers either charter planes on demand or participate in fractional ownership programs like NetJets, making it possible to experience the convenience of private jet travel without the astronomical...

Virgin Atlantic will offer free Wi-Fi for passengers — but not any time soon

Virgin Atlantic plans to roll out free Wi-Fi as part of its offering to passengers. But, don’t expect to be able to take advantage any time soon, as the airline says that free Wi-Fi is still a long ways off. As reported by PaxEx.aero, Virgin Atlantic’s In-Flight Entertainment and Communications Manager Mark Cheyney said in a Connected Aviation Intelligence...

Vaccines could be available to all adults by May: Is it time to start booking trips?

President Biden on Tuesday said that the United States should have enough coronavirus vaccines to vaccinate all Americans by the end of May. This is ostensibly good news for a battered nation that has seen more than 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Even with the vaccine, there’s still much to be done before planning travel — such as waiting two weeks...

Fabulous property but dated rooms; The Kauai Marriott that will soon be a Sonesta

The massive Kauai Marriott is part of the new Hawaii resort bubble program on the island of Kauai. I got to visit for our coverage of the unique concept, though the majority of my stay was at the gorgeous Timbers Kauai. The two properties have just been given permission by the state of Hawaii to combine their properties into one giant resort bubble....

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