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    United Airlines is terminating the employment of 232 workers who have refused to get vaccinated, CEO Scott Kirby has confirmed - as a Texas judge temporarily blocked the airline from putting 2,000 workers on unpaid leave if they're seeking religious or medical exemptions. Kirby, 54, told CBS Mornings on Wednesday that the company had reached 99.7 per cent of their employees vaccinated in the...
    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty. The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, published a damning exposé on Monday revealing a toxic workplace at Bezos’s Blue Origin. The article was “based on interviews with more than 20 current and former Blue Origin employees and industry officials with close ties to the firm, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for...
    In this article SIGSignage for Kay Jewelers, a subsidiary of Signet Jewelers Ltd., is displayed on the exterior of a store in New York.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSignet Jewelers on Tuesday said it agreed to buy the off-mall jewelry chain Diamonds Direct USA for $490 million in cash, in a bid to reach younger shoppers and inch closer to...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: My family and I canceled our airline tickets last year because of COVID-19. Singapore Airlines promised to refund the tickets but said it would take 16 weeks. I filed a credit card dispute with Citibank. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  Citibank issued a temporary credit for the tickets. A month later, Singapore Airlines refunded one of the...
    New York (CNN Business)Airbnb has been on a wild ride. Many had doubted it could survive as Covid cases soared and the company lost 80% of its business. But now things are turning around for the vacation home rental business, with users booking longer stays thanks to greater flexibility in the way we live, work and travel. Co-founder and CEO...
    New York (CNN Business)Four people, all of whom just six months ago had no formal spaceflight training, strapped themselves into a SpaceX capsule atop a 200-foot-tall rocket and took a three-day spin around Earth. After splashing down off the coast of Florida on Saturday, the passengers emerged from their capsule, smiling and waving, if a little unsteady after spending nearly...
    UNITED Airlines is experiencing a huge outage causing issues boarding and using the website. Reports that the website was down started to arise at 7am EST on Friday morning. 1 Users were experiencing issues with both the website and the app, including having trouble logging in. In a series of tweets, United Airlines apologized for the hold-up and said "our...
    When talking to anyone about their wildest dreams or goals in life, many will have “traveling the world” at the top of their list. According to a report conducted by the U.S. Travel Association, 60% of American travelers travel to improve their outlook on life, and 72% travel to see more of the world. With much of the population striving...
    Boeing said Tuesday that the airline industry is showing signs of recovering from the pandemic, and the company is bullishly predicting a $9 trillion market over the next decade for airline and military planes and other aerospace products and services. The company’s outlook outlook is even rosier than the one it gave in 2019, before the pandemic, when it predicted...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I’m trying to secure a refund from UnCruise Adventures for an Alaska cruise canceled during the pandemic. UnCruise Adventures agreed to a $2,400 refund last July, but I have not received it after numerous messages. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  A representative said it would take 90 days to process a refund. I have since been in...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: Almost two years ago, I booked an Africa trip through Vantage Travel, which was supposed to depart in June 2020. Vantage canceled the trip because of COVID-19. The company re-registered me with the same group, scheduled to leave in September of that year. When I asked why Vantage didn’t give me any other options or offer a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Between a new CDC warning about the dangers of traveling amid the delta variant COVID-19 case surge and the widely felt impacts of the Northern California wildfires, some Bay Area residents aren’t feeling a lot of enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday weekend. Tristan Semmelhack made plans with four college friends to spend the Labor Day weekend...
    New York (CNN Business)This summer, flying Southwest Airlines has been a toxic mix of canceled flights, long delays and disgruntled pilots and flight attendants. Apologizing to its passengers for its bad service, the company is promising to fix the problem by cutting the number of flights it operates this fall.Southwest (LUV) had the worst on-time performance and the greatest percentage...
    VIDEO5:1805:18One travel stock may be able to weather fall slowdown, trader saysTrading Nation Travel stocks have taken a hit this week as fears over the delta variant grow. As of Thursday's close, hotel stocks such as Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental were on track for weekly losses as steep as 4%, far wider than the 1% drop for the S&P...
    In this article HVIDEO2:4602:46We're optimistic about the future of leisure travel, says Hyatt CEOClosing BellAmid concerns about the spread of the highly-contagious delta variant, Hyatt Hotels is expanding its luxury hotels and resorts by acquiring Apple Leisure Group from KKR and KSL Capital Partners. The company is placing a bet on leisure travel, pushing its revenues from the segment over...
    New York (CNN Business)As the Covid-19 Delta variant continues to spread, companies are warning that they expect pandemic fears to harm their businesses. The hospitality and entertainment industries, in particular, are feeling the pain. Although economists don't expect a repeat of the kind of shutdowns that gutted industries in 2020, the risks posed by the variant have businesses on edge....
    The Virgin Galactic company has already made its test trip with a mixed launch system with a large plane that lifts the final ship and ends with a few minutes of weightlessness and unique views. We show it to you on video. It is curious that how the company has practically doubled the price of tickets from $ 250,000 to...
    It’s a tough moment to predict the future of the travel industry. Just look at Airbnb’s stock. What’s happening: The company had a huge second quarter, with revenue soaring nearly 300% as spring and summer bookings jumped. But shares remain almost 30% below the all-time high they hit in February. Some of the apprehension may come from Airbnb’s rich...
    London (CNN Business)It's a tough moment to predict the future of the travel industry. Just look at Airbnb's stock.What's happening: The company had a huge second quarter, with revenue soaring nearly 300% as spring and summer bookings jumped. But shares remain almost 30% below the all-time high they hit in February.Some of the apprehension may come from Airbnb's rich valuation....
    Airbnb has warned that fall bookings could be hit by the Delta variant of the coronavirus and a slowing pace of vaccination in the United States, sending its shares down despite a 300 percent increase in bookings this summer. Shares of Airbnb dropped more than 4 percent in early trading on Friday, after the company said it expects booking in...
    New York (CNN Business)Airbnb had a blockbuster second quarter, with revenue soaring nearly 300% and topping expectations. But it also reported some bad news: The company is worried about the Delta variant's impact on consumers' future travel plans.The company benefited from more people taking vacations in the spring and summer, but Airbnb says the next few months could be extremely...
    In this article ABNBAirbnb CEO Brian Chesky attends the Cannes Lions on June 20, 2016, in Cannes, France.Richard Bord | Getty ImagesAirbnb's stock on Thursday fell more than 2% after the company reported its second-quarter earnings. The company beat Wall Street's expectations for revenue and bookings but warned about expected volatility from the Covid delta variant. Here's how the company...
    A nationwide railway workers strike brought large parts of Germany’s long-distance and commuter train systems to a standstill Wednesday as vacationers scrambled to remake their travel plans and children in big cities like Berlin squeezed into buses and trams to get to school. Train operator Deutsche Bahn said that as a result of the two-day strike, only about a...
    In the aftermath of a ground-mounted health crisis, airlines want to do everything they can to attract passengers back and regain satisfactory arrival rates. How to provide free access to Diktok by air? American Airlines offers its passengers a thirty-minute flight to Dictok. No need to pay for Wi-Fi on board, just launch the app to enjoy for...
    We already know what it costs to travel into space with Virgin Galactic. It is not a scandalous amount, but at the moment, it is only for the rich. Since the fatal accident in 2014, where one of the pilots died in one of the tests, Virgin Galactic had not returned to sell tickets to travel space. Seven years later,...
    In this article EXPEVIDEO5:0805:08Watch CNBC's full interview with Expedia CEO Peter KernSquawk BoxExpedia is holding off on a companywide Covid vaccine mandate even as other major businesses begin to implement them, CEO Peter Kern told CNBC on Friday. "We're trying to find solutions that have the broadest application across our entire employee base, but there are no simple answers. ......
    During the journey, passengers experience a few minutes of weightlessness before the rocket glides back to Earth. Photo: GENE BLEVINS / . / . Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson’s space travel company, has put his space travel tickets up for sale to the public. Prices for a seat start at $ 450,000 each, which...
    Getty Images The Covid delta variant is not stopping travel company Vacasa from going public. Riding the vacation rental boom, Vacasa is set to go public this fall through a merger with TPG Pace Solutions, a special purpose acquisition company. The $400 million transaction would give the Portland, Oregon based company a $4.5 billion valuation. Vacasa CEO Matt Roberts tells...
    Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers. Their absence is noteworthy because they are a key source of revenue and profit, underpinning a record-breaking stretch of financial gain for U.S. airlines that ended with the coronavirus. Business travelers tend to pay higher fares, and...
    American airline United Airlines has been plagued by an epidemic and continues to lose money in the second quarter, but it is optimistic about the months to thank for the resurgence in aviation. The company expects to post pre-tax adjusted profits for the second half of the year, especially with the gradual return of business travel at the end of...
    (New York) American airline United Airlines has been plagued by an epidemic and continues to lose money in the second quarter, but is optimistic about the months to thank for the resurgence in aviation. On July 20, 2021 at 6:06 p.m. The company expects to post pre-tax adjusted profits for the second half of...
    Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden signs sweeping order to bolster US competition, target big business Biden nominates first openly-gay woman to serve as US ambassador Biden to issue executive order on consolidation in railroads, ocean shipping MORE said he would go to space "in a heartbeat" following Amazon founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosBezos: Critics of billionaires' 'joyrides' to space...
    Text: Mar Aguilar / Production: Adriana Toca 18-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen will travel to space today at 3:00 p.m.UK time with Jeff Bezos, his brother, Mark Bezos, and 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk. The young man is the son of Joes Daemen, CEO of Somerset Capital Partners, and got his ticket to space through a millionaire bid. Ahead of...
    Many Americans are seeking quiet, secluded trips to the great outdoors this year — only to find millions of others are doing the exact same thing. Travelers hoping to avoid the throngs in cities and theme parks are finding themselves among record numbers of visitors to national parks and coastal destinations.  Americans searched for national parks more than any other...
    A MYSTERIOUS bidder who paid $28million to travel on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket ship is now too busy to take the trip. The anonymous ticket-holder was forced to cancel due to "scheduling conflicts," Blue Origin said in its latest announcement. 5The mystery bidder, who paid $28m for his ticket, surrendered his seat on the Blue Origin due to 'scheduling...
    In this article UPVIDEO3:1303:13Wheels Up Founder and CEO talks about rising revenues and joining the NYSESquawk on the StreetPrivate jet company Wheels Up made its market debut Wednesday after completing its SPAC merger, and the company's CEO is looking to take the business to new heights with technology.  Company shares closed at $11.55 on Wednesday, rising 16.31% on the session....
    Amtrak will spend $7 billion to manufacture a new fleet of 83 trains in a project expected to support 2,100 jobs, the company announced Wednesday. Amtrak partnered with railway company Siemens Mobility to produce the new fleet, the company said in a press release. The trains are designed to be “state-of-the-art”, with onboard Wi-Fi, power outlets, and self-service food options,...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A Denver travel company is going public. Inspirato will make its Wall Street debut. Inspirato is a subscription-based luxury travel company founded in 2011. (credit: Inspirato) It leases around 400 properties across the globe to its more than 18,000 members. (credit: Inspirato) Another sign that people are beginning to travel: Inspirato saw a 30% increase in booking activity...
    In this article YOUVIDEO5:1005:10CLEAR CEO on going public, post-pandemic travel, valuation and moreSquawk BoxShares of biometric screening company CLEAR began trading at $38.55 a piece in its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. CLEAR priced just over 13 million shares at $31 apiece on Tuesday, above its initial $27 to $30 price range, valuing the company at...
    In this article RCLVIDEO1:5801:58U.S. cruise industry sets sail for the first time post-pandemicHotels Resorts and Cruise LinesRoyal Caribbean International said Tuesday that it will require all guests over the age of 16, traveling from U.S. ports, except those in Florida, to be fully vaccinated. Travelers aboard ships leaving from Florida ports are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated, but...
    American Airlines will cut hundreds of flights over the next three weeks to avoid overloading its operation as demand for summer air travel rises faster than expected. The airline said Tuesday that the cuts could average 50 to 60 flights a day the rest of June and between 50 and 80 a day in the first half of July. That...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I’ve been trying for months to get a refund from Expedia for flights canceled during the pandemic. Although Expedia has politely replied to all my refund requests, I still don’t have my money. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  I used Expedia to book round-trip tickets from Boston to Paris on Air France last March. Just before the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, The Fresh Air Fund offers a vital summer camp program for New York City kids.It's going to be a little different again this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The traditional summer camps and visiting host family program will not take place.Instead, the organization will host new hybrid learning programs all...
    London (CNN Business)Air travel in the United States is back. That's great news for airline stocks, which have rallied this year on hopes that domestic trips would make a return.What's happening: The Transportation Security Administration said over the weekend that it screened more than 2 million passengers on Friday — the highest number since early March 2020. Before the pandemic,...
    In class: Govit-19 Grand Junction, Colorado, June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – AmericanSealantsInc. (ASI) today announced the immediate expansion of its international service delivery to all countries around the world within the reach of travelers. US Secretary of State Global Dynamic Mapping Application. ASI is preparing to serve its new and existing international clients by carefully monitoring the...
    Clear principals Ken Cornick and Caryn Seidman-Becker.Clear CLEAR, the company best known for helping travelers zip through airport security lines, filed its IPO prospectus on Monday, and indicated that business is picking up as vaccinations increase. Revenue at the New York-based company rose 20% last year to $230.8 million. Net loss narrowed to $9.3 million from $54.2 million. The company...
    More On: airlines Southwest flight attendant told Muslim woman she’d ‘bring whole plane down’: report Irate woman spits on, kicks passengers in airplane face mask meltdown Sky dry: American Airlines makes a decision on alcohol service Pic shows flight attendant’s gnarly injuries after unruly passenger knocked out two teeth United Airlines said Thursday it will spend $3 billion to...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I’d like some advice for obtaining a refund for a trip to Morocco my wife and I booked with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). We originally scheduled for April of 2020. OAT canceled the trip in March 2020. At that time, OAT offered either a full refund or incentives to rebook the trip or opt for other future trips....
    Hybrid Air Vehicles hopes to produce 12 of its Airlander 10 airships a year by 2025.Hybrid Air Vehicles Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For those fancying a...
    Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says business travel will never be the same post-COVID - but predicted an unprecedented demand for leisure trips in the coming weeks. Chesky, 39, spoke to CNN's Poppy Harlow on Tuesday and said he was hopeful for the future of the travel industry, but conceded getting on a plane for a work trip is a relic...