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Risk of COVID-19 Exposure on Airlines Drops when Middle Seats Are Empty: Study

The risk of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus on an airline flight drops by as much as half when airlines keep middle seats open, a new study published by the U.S. government concludes, a safety practice the carriers have …

Airlines Seek WHO Approval of Quarantine-Free Travel After Vaccines

The airline industry has called on the World Health Organization to rule it’s safe for people to fly without quarantining once they’ve had a coronavirus vaccine. Acknowledgement of that principle from the United Nations agency is vital to the development …

UK Working With Heathrow on COVID Testing as Alternative to Quarantine

Britain is working with London’s Heathrow Airport on a plan to use COVID-19 testing to help shorten quarantine times, in an effort to help airlines and airports kickstart travel and the wider economy. Heathrow said on Wednesday that a testing …

Airlines, Airports Urge UN to Accept COVID Testing Over Quarantines

Airlines and airports will ask a UN-led task force meeting on Tuesday to recommend countries accept a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of travel as an alternative to quarantines that have decimated demand for travel, according to a document …

Security Tightened at Massachusetts Airport after Florida Attack

Authorities say they’ve got “enhanced” security measures in place at Boston’s Logan International Airport in the wake of the deadly airport shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Massachusetts State Police and Massport, the state agency that oversees Logan, issued a joint …