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Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT – The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evapora...

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI – Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-f...

When will tourists return to Africa? Continent must guess

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Raino Bolz quickly diversified when his tourism business in South Africa’s winelands crashed to a halt in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. He sold a minib...

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) – One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park ...

Virus throws theme park attendance for a loop

Across U.S., attendance lags

Pandemic turns summer into European tourism’s leanest season

BRUGES, Belgium – Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Goth...

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, a smaller number than the airline predicted in July because thousands of workers agreed to leave with the tra...

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. “When we hear from cus...

No vacancy: Amid pandemic, motels stage a major comeback

Motels, those oft-neglected one-story destinations typically spurned by affluent travelers, are having an upswing. They can thank COVID-19. Road trippers and travelers seeking to ...

Returning vacationers drive Italy’s surge in COVID-19 cases

ROME – With thousands of travelers being tested at Italy’s airports and some ports, the nation where Europe’s COVID-19 outbreak began registered a seventh straight day of increasing new infe...

Virus pandemic reshapes air travel

Carriers struggle to convince skeptical consumers flying is safe

Returning vacationers face new constraints as virus spikes

PARIS – Countries that had seen a summer respite from coronavirus outbreaks tracked swiftly rising numbers of new confirmed cases Monday, prompting fears among government leaders and health ...