American Airlines plans to operate more than 90% of the domestic schedule and 80% of the international capacity it flew in 2019 this summer, and it's adding 150 new routes for the summer vacation season. "Throughout the pandemic, our trademark has been to build a schedule based on what customers tell us they want and need," said Brian Znotins, vice president of network planning.
With government restrictions unchanging, Air Canada will continue its suspension of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean through May. The airline will continue operating some flights to Mexico City, Barbados and Jamaica to carry cargo and bring home foreign workers and Canadians.
Southwest Airlines has unveiled its plans for Eugene, Ore., which the airline is adding to its route map this summer. Southwest will fly from Eugene to Las Vegas and to Oakland, Calif., where many connecting flights will be available.
Expedia has made modifications to its app and website, in order to streamline the reservation and insurance process as travelers begin planning trips again. Users will be able to book all elements of a trip from one location on the site, have access to a larger array of pre-bundled packages and can more easily enroll in the company's loyalty program when setting up an account.
The regime for hotel development adopted by Asheville, N.C., after a 17-month moratorium on new properties includes incentives for sustainability and community sensitivity. Local leaders applaud the voluntary measures, but the impact is in question inasmuch as many hotel firms already follow eco-friendly practices.
Reporters got a sneak peek Thursday on the construction site of the new Camp Cedar outdoor resort, which is set to debut June 14 at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. The $27 million project will include an entertainment district called Belize Street, two pools, five different types of cottages, more than 180 RV sites and restaurants.
The State Department plans to issue "do not travel" advisories based on COVID-19 rates that will put about 80% of the world on that list, a move that "reflects an adjustment" to rely more on epidemiological assessments from the Centers for Disease Control. Earlier this month, the CDC said that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel within the US at low risk.