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Holiday-travel chaos: Airlines brace for huge weekend crowds – Associated Press

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers across the United States experienced hundreds of canceled flights and a few thousand delays on Friday, much as they did earlier this week. Patricia Carreno arrived with friends at Los Angeles

Mask Mandates

Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel

A federal judge in Florida struck down a national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit Monday, and airlines and airports swiftly began repealing their requirements that passengers wear face coverings. The judge’s decision freed airlines, airports and mass transit systems to make their own decisions about mask requirements, resulting in a mix of responses.

Aviation

An entire generation of Americans has no idea how easy air travel used to be

Airplane passengers line up for TSA security screenings at Denver International Airport in 2019. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton During the mid-1990s I traveled between Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., twice a month during the school year as half of a commuting couple. I could leave Dayton by 5:15 p.m., drive nearly

Travel

Liberty: Lots of travelers expected on freer Fourth of July

Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather for cookouts, fireworks, concerts and beach outings over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days. Yet lingering restrictions, worker shortages and significant numbers of unvaccinated people mean some may not be as free as they would like to be. And

National

US ‘Real ID’ deadline is now May 2023 because of COVID-19

Americans will have more time to get the Real ID that they will need to board a flight or enter federal facilities. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday extended the Real ID deadline until May 3, 2023. The deadline had been Oct. 1, 2021, but it was becoming clear that many people wouldn’t make

COVID-19

Ducey acts to reduce COVID risks from Thanksgiving travelers and winter visitors

With Thanksgiving and the arrival of winter visitors drawing near, Gov. Doug Ducey announced new efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from travelers and assist Arizonans most affected by the disease. “I know many in our state are asking: When will it end? The answer is: That’s not on the horizon. Arizona and

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