Paine Field in Everett, Wash., reopened Aug. 1 with daily Alaska Airlines service to Phoenix and Las Vegas and a United flight to Denver. The airport completed a ramp rehabilitation project while it was closed for 10 weeks.
Jennine Cohen, Kristen Gill and Ben Gritzewsky are just a few of the US travel advisors who've decided to relocate -- temporarily or permanently -- to Mexico. While many started out there during pre-pandemic travel, the country's less-expensive cost of living, ease of working remotely, new business relationships and the lack of change in the way clients are served have coaxed several to stay put.
The Alentejo region south of Lisbon, Portugal, and north of the Algarve region, "is a world all its own," Ann Abel writes. The relaxed, pastoral area is home to the Herdade da Malhadinha Nova hotel, which is "in a category of its own," and Abel says its owners know the meaning of luxury.
Hawaiian Airlines' health acknowledgement form now requires passengers to pledge they will wear a face covering throughout their journey. The acknowledgement, which passengers are required to complete at check-in, also includes questions about potential coronavirus symptoms to provide an additional layer of protection for the traveling public.
Alaska Airlines has expanded its headquarters near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with the 128,000-square-foot Hub, which houses the airline's operations staff, e-commerce employees, recruiting center and company store. "We're elated with the newest addition to our corporate campus -- it's a real showstopper," said the company's Shane Jones says.
As airlines remove printed material from seat pockets to reduce touch points, United Airlines will start mailing its inflight magazine to premium frequent flyers as well as making it available online. The August issue of Hemispheres, the first to be mailed and the first produced since April, will feature a message from CEO Scott Kirby.
A tour of the ongoing construction at Newark Liberty International Airport offers a glimpse of what the new Terminal 1 will look like. The terminal construction, which is expected to be finished in 2021, is part of a $2.7 billion redevelopment of the New Jersey airport.
After the new arrival hall received accolades in June, New York's LaGuardia Airport will open seven of 17 gates in the new Terminal B's Western Concourse on Aug. 5. American Airlines eventually will move its operations to the new concourse, which will feature an Admirals Club and customer-service desk.
Delta Air Lines was named as one of the Civic 50 for the third year, an award the volunteer service organization Points of Light bestows on community-minded companies. UPS also made the list this year.
Cruise lines expect their first customers after pandemic restrictions are lifted to be returning guests -- those who are intimately familiar with the travel style and who've weathered the industry's previous troubles already. In the meantime, cruise lines are trying to maintain interest with virtual events such as cha-cha lessons from Seabourn, a song-infused tea time from Regent Seven Seas and a quirky Schubert performance by a cruise musician from Holland America.