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European airlines and airports welcome the White House’s decision to allow vaccinated foreigners to . This puts an end to the travel ban that started in March 2020. White House COVID Response Coordinator Jeff Zients announced the good news that the US will allow foreign travelers by November. Zients said that passengers will need to be fully vaccinated, plus they will also need to show a negative COVID19 taken three days before traveling. Plus, they will have to provide contact information for contact tracing. …


Richard Branson said in the past that he hated the idea of ever being on a cruise ship. He feels the same flying on most airlines. That’s why he built his airline, and now, a cruise ship. He said that “Before I started Virgin Atlantic, I didn’t fancy flying on other people’s airlines because they were stuffy, not fun”. He added that this makes it the perfect time to enter the cruise line industry. Richard Branson asked, “could we create the kind of cruise company that myself, my family, and friends would love to go on?”.

Richard Bronson’s Floating Nightclub

The Scarlet Lady cruise…


Police had to escort former unified light-welterweight champion Amir Khan from an American Airlines flight. Amir Khan was bound to Colorado Springs to his training camp as he prepares to . Amir Khan was boarding an American Airlines flight from New York to Colorado Springs when he had a disagreement with a flight staff. According to Khan, the cabin crew alleged that his companion wasn’t wearing his face mask properly. Khan believed that another passenger may have complained before the staff decided to intervene. Shortly after, the police escorted Khan.

Amir Khan Removed From Flight For “No Reason”

On Twitter, Khan blasted American…


Hawaii had its share of rebound tourism during the summer months. Though the tourism industry usually experiences fewer travelers by fall, things are different this time. A combination of COVID cases and Governor David Ige’s message made things slower for the travel industry. He said that “It’s not a good time to travel to the islands”. On the bright side, Hawaii didn’t completely ban travel. Hawaii’s resorts, beaches, and destinations on all major islands remain open. After Governor Ige’s message to tourists, Safe Travels data shows that the number of tourists dropped. Following the request, Hawaii…


In August, United Airlines became the first US carrier to announce mandatory vaccination for all its US-based employees. According to United’s vaccine mandate, employees should complete their COVID19 vaccination no later than September 27. The ultimatum was five weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration gave full authorization on the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine.

Was United’s Vaccine Mandate Effective?

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said on Thursday that 90% of their employees had already shown proof of their vaccination. Also, Kirby thinks that the majority of the remaining workers are already vaccinated but haven’t uploaded their documents yet. Some employees quit over United’s vaccine mandate…


Four US senators urged President Biden to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to enter the US via land ports of entry. Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan from New Hampshire, Jon Tester from Montana, and independent senator Angus King from Maine sent a letter to President Biden. The senators want President Biden to ease travel restrictions on Canada by October. They are also requesting the administration to create a public plan on how to reopen the land border. In the letter, they said that “our communities have been deeply affected by the restrictions on travel”. They pointed the “close professional…


Royal Caribbean changed its plans for the Wonder of The Seas. The soon-to-be world’s largest cruise ship was scheduled to make its . Instead of sailing in China, the Wonder of the Seas will relocate to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will then sail to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022. Included in The Wonder of the Seas itinerary will be Cozumel, St. Maarten, and San Juan Puerto Rico among others. From there, the ship will then relocate to Barcelona, Spain to offer summer Mediterranean cruises. It is going to visit ports such as Capri and Palma de Mallorca…


Even during the pandemic, Boeing remains optimistic. The company expects the from the airline industry to grow bigger in the next 20 years. According to Boeing’s annual market outlook, the global fleet of commercial airplanes will climb from 25,900 in 2019 to 49,405 in 2040. Boeing also expects that 90% of those planes are going to be new models. As for the global aerospace industry including defense and services, the company made a bold prediction that it could reach $9 trillion in the next decade. This will represent a $500 billion jump from their forecast last year. What makes…


Obama’s Transport Secretary Ray LaHood said that the White House should push for a vaccine mandate on airline travelers. He compares vaccine mandate to showing a driver’s license to the TSA. During the interview, he said that “I don’t see it as a bureaucratic challenge to the airlines”. He added that “You got to show ID in order to get through TSA, then make it part of getting through TSA — that you can’t get through TSA unless you show proper identification, your ticket, and a vaccination card”.

Vaccination Requirement on Domestic Travelers

Last week, the Biden administration required vaccination on federal workers and contractors…


The Greek Aviation Authority announced that medical authorities will give a free COVID self-test for minors. The test will be available for children between 5 to 11 years old. Also, the test must be done at least 24 hours before departure. For passengers 12 years old and up entering Greece, they will still have to present a negative COVID19 test. Plus, passengers will also have to show either proof of recovery from COVID19 or proof of vaccination. Also, passengers should’ve completed their vaccination 14 days before their trip. Greece honors the EU Digital COVID19 Certificate. This can help travelers skip…

The Jet Set

The Jet Set is a weekly travel and lifestyle TV talk show, hosted by Bobby Laurie and Nikki Noya.

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