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Isolated by oceans: Hawaii, other islands tamp down virus

HONOLULU – Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. ...

How to protect your next trip against a pandemic

What if it happens again? What if coronavirus resurges this summer, just as you’re leaving for a well-deserved vacation? Or during the winter holidays? Travelers are looking for w...

Q&A: Why some planes are crowded even with air travel down

Every once in a while, social media lights up with photos or video from flights that are nearly full, with passengers clearly violating advice from public health officials about social dista...

Locked down in Nice: Stranded in France’s second most popular tourist destination

By Christopher Elliott The Washington Post Nice, France, is a city on hold. Its hotels are boarded up, its restaurants are shuttered and its residents are confined to t...

Airline nosedive: American, United post huge pandemic losses

DALLAS – American Airlines and United Airlines lost a combined $4 billion in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in air travel, and the airlines are busy bor...

Travel destinations stay visible during pandemic

Tourism officials want you to dream of a vacation during your coronavirus confinement. They’re using everything from bingo to live webcams to keep you engaged. And they’re renovat...

As fewer people fly, rate of guns found in bags by TSA jumps

With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But t...

Amid the pandemic, an adventure addict finds solace in imagination

OK, I get it: I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. So as an inveterate adventure traveler facing a months-long adventure deficit, I decided in mid-March that I had to get resourceful. So in ...

Think things are bad for airlines? It’s about to get worse

The biggest and most profitable U.S. airline just posted its first quarterly loss in more than five years. Now things are going to get really bad. Delta Air Lines Inc. reported We...

Still no vacation refund? It might be time to play the card

If a travel company isn’t refunding payment for your canceled vacation, maybe it’s time for a credit card dispute. Asking a bank to force a merchant to return your money is typica...

Delta records 1st quarterly loss in 5-plus years; worse is on the way

Delta Air Lines, the biggest and most profitable U.S. airline, lost $534 million in the first quarter, a setback that will appear trivial when the full force of the pandemic is revealed in t...

‘A stroke of luck’ to be on global cruise during pandemic

35 days of continuous sailing with no human contact with outside world