Friday, 3 Jul 2020

Transport

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Exclusive Sale for Residents

To celebrate the ease of travel restrictions between the islands, Hawaiian Airlines announced an exclusive sale for kama‘aina travelers. Kama‘aina is a Hawaiian word representing anyone living on the islands, and residents who are HawaiianMiles members will be eligible for a 20-percent fare discount when booking neighbor island main cabin tickets through June 11. The […]

British Airways threatens to fire pilots, fights UK's quarantine rule

The 14-day quarantine for travellers is also more stringent than the one for those who test positive for the virus, according a letter sent by British Airways’ parent IAG to the UK Home Office The airline warned its pilots union that it would dismiss all of the company’s 4,300 pilots and rehire them on individual […]

Covid-19 tests at airport only required for those with symptoms, documents show

Arriving passengers also have the choice between home quarantine or institutional quarantine once they land in Dubai Only passengers showing symptoms of Covid-19, however, will be required to undertake a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the disease. Covid-19 tests at Dubai airport will only be required in suspected cases, according to new airport opening guidelines seen […]

Airline Suspends Flights as Passengers Can't Meet COVID-19 Requirements

Lion Air is temporarily suspending all flights just days after resuming operations, citing passengers’ inability to comply with COVID-19 requirements. Indonesia’s largest airline will suspend flights from Friday, June 5 until further notice. “Lion Air Group’s decision was based on considerations from an evaluation of previous flight operations, that many prospective passengers were unable to […]

UN Agency Air Travel Guidelines Include Restricted Bathroom Visits

When you gotta go, you better go before getting on the plane. New guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus on aircraft issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) call for restricted access to the bathroom during the flight. The restroom is the smallest space on the airplane and certainly a petri dish of sorts […]

Social distancing is not the answer to future flying, says Emirates president

Sir Tim Clark believes social distancing doesn’t make economic or environmental sense Sir Tim Clark does not believe that social distancing is an option. Employing social distancing on aircraft doesn’t make sense from an economic or an environmental sense, according to Emirates airline president Sir Tim Clark. The Dubai-based carrier recently resumed passenger flights after […]

Mobility in GCC fell drastically amid Covid-19 shut downs, Google data shows

Bahrain experienced the least mobility reduction in the region, according to Google’s Community Mobility Reports According to Google data cited by the Bahrain Economic Development Board, the kingdom experienced the least mobility reduction in the region at -21.7 percent Overall mobility fell by an average of 36.9 percent in the GCC in May, with fewer […]

Emirates airline warns passengers over phishing email scam

Email tells passengers that the flight has been cancelled Emirates has provided correct email addresses that customers can check to ensure that it’s a genuine communication from the airline. Emirates airline has warned passengers about the latest phishing email scam that is currently in circulation. The Dubai carrier said the Covid-19-related phishing email scam, which […]

Saudia announces 60 daily flights as Covid-19 movement restrictions ease

Flights will be operated from the new terminal at Jeddah’s international airport Saudia said that the first phase of its resumption of domestic operations will see the airline operate 60 flights a day to locations including Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madinah, Jazan, Hail and Najran. Saudi Arabia Airlines will begin operate dozens of daily domestic flights […]

Southwest Puts Summer Flights on Sale Through June 12

Southwest Airlines is giving travelers the “freedom to hope, plan and dream” during its month-long sale on summer travel within the continental United States featuring one-way fares as low as $49. The low-cost carrier’s latest nationwide sale is available for bookings from now until June 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT for travel between May 26 […]