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Flight cancellations over the holidays left travellers stranded at airports across North America amid an intense winter storm. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Passengers need more than apologies from airlines after holiday chaos

After the transportation crisis this past holiday season, apologies from major airlines, airports and government officials are not enough. It’s time to protect passengers from travel companies.
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What is air turbulence?

When something disrupts the smooth, laminar flow of high-altitude winds, your flight might get a little bumpy.
Swiss conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin pose in their ‘idyllic’ hillside suite, part of the project ‘Null Stern Hotel’ (‘zero star hotel’), in Saillon, Switzerland. EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott

COVID changed travel writing. Maybe that’s not a bad thing

After visiting 72 countries as a travel writer, COVID forced Ben Stubbs to reassess the genre in an age of climate change and mass tourism. It’s time, he says, for a new kind of travel writing.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen. COVID Border Accountability Project

Closed borders, travel bans and halted immigration: 5 ways COVID-19 changed how – and where – people move around the world

Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
The U.S. banned travel from China early, but the late timing of other travel bans meant the coronavirus had other routes into the U.S. AP Photo/John Minchillo

Travelers coming from Italy may have driven first US COVID-19 wave more than those from China, study suggests

The results from an emerging study suggest governments should act quickly if they plan to impose travel bans – before the virus can spread widely to other countries.

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