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Air Travel News Round Up

April 23, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rollout and more travelers begin to venture out, airlines are seeing significant increases in demand. Here’s an article round up on the effects of pent-up travel demand on the airline industry. Due to expected leisure demand, American Airlines has recently announced summer plans to restore its domestic capacity to 90%…

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Consumer Prices Jump, Biggest Gain in Nine Years

April 22, 2021

U.S. consumer prices increased a sharp 0.6% in March, the biggest uptick since 2012, while inflation over the past year jumped 2.6%. In March alone, energy prices increased a sharp 5% led by a 9.1% jump in gasoline prices. Food prices edged up 0.1% and are 3.5% higher than a year ago. Reports also showed…

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Globus Announces Return to International Travel

April 15, 2021

The Globus collection of brands will begin international operations for the first time since March 2020 this June, beginning in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Iceland. Guests can enjoy small-group tours, with a maximum of 24 individuals. Globus brands offer the Peace of Mind Travel Plan, which waives fees for cancellations or changes to trips. It…

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American Airlines Are Pulling All Planes From Storage

April 14, 2021

As they say in sports, numbers don’t lie. Based on what has been seen so far in the last six weeks between spring break and the Easter holiday, and the number of bookings for the upcoming summer travel season, American Airlines is pulling all its planes out of storage. American Airlines’ Chief Information Officer Maya…

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CDC Says It’s Safe For Fully Vaccinated Individuals to Travel

April 9, 2021

The CDC recently stated that Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume travel at low risk to themselves, but the agency is still not necessarily recommending travel given rising case counts. Vaccinated individuals who do choose to travel domestically no longer have to follow the CDC’s recommendations to get a COVID-19 test before…

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U.S. Economy Adds 916,000 Jobs in March Alone

April 9, 2021

The U.S. economy’s recovery from the pandemic strengthened in March as employers added 916,000 jobs—the biggest gain since August, according to the Labor Department. The huge jump in jobs was up from the 468,000 increase in jobs reported for February, which itself was revised by nearly +100,000 jobs from its initial reading. Some of the…

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California Plans to End Tier System Mid-June

April 8, 2021

California governor Gavin Newsome recently announced that the state will end its pandemic tier system and remove most restrictions on businesses on June 15. This decision was influenced by more than 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered to that state’s 32 million eligible citizens, and will be contingent upon vaccinations remaining available…

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International COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker

April 1, 2021

More than 564 million vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Check out the New York Times’ interactive, international COVID-19 vaccination tracker here.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Sets Reopening Date

April 1, 2021

Universal Studios Hollywood recently announced that it will reopen to the public on Friday, April 16, and that tickets will be available online starting Thursday, April 8. The county is getting ready to enter the state’s Orange tier, meaning that the park will be able to open at 25% capacity.  

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Travel Resumes And Gasoline Prices Jump

March 31, 2021

Americans that are emerging from lockdown with a dire need to travel may need to budget for $3-a-gallon gasoline on their next road trip—something U.S. drivers haven’t experienced since 2014. Prices at the pump are on the rise, driven higher by oil prices hitting $60 per barrel, a surge of economic optimism, restraint from U.S.…

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