• I took 7 flights on all the largest US airlines in June. Here's what it's like to fly in America right now

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    I've flown on over 100 flights in the two years prior to this pandemic and my first flights back in the air were unlike any I've taken before.
    Flying has changed dramatically with some policies running counter to everything passengers have experienced in recent years.
    Above all, passengers now have to factor in safety when choosing an airline to fly on as not all of them have the same notion of how to protect passengers and ensure peace of mind.
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    It's a brave new world out there for flyers.
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  • 4 things experts say you should do with your credit cards right now, even though you can't travel

    4 things experts say you should do with your credit cards right now, even though you can't travel

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Rewards cards from the Chase Sapphire Reserve® to the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card have rolled out new ways to earn and redeem rewards in quarantine.
    While these new benefits could make it worth holding on to your travel credit cards, experts Benét Wilson and Sara Rathner recommend evaluating whether they're still worth it for you.
    Even if you like using rewards to travel, adding a cash-back credit card to your strategy could be a smart move - and with cards like the Citi® Double Cash Card and Chase Freedom Unlimited®, you can avoid an annual fee.
    Whatever changes you decide...
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  • Delta expects to see an 80% decline in travelers over the 4th of July weekend, and it shows how abysmal things are right now in the airline industry

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline expects to fly 600,000 passengers over the July 4th weekend, an improvement over recent lows, but far below the 3.2 million customers the airline flew the same weekend last year.
    The number starkly illustrates how far airlines have to go before they can fully recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemi c.
    The airline also urged employees to take "once-in-a-career" buyout and early retirement opportunities ahead of expected layoffs.
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    Delta Air Lines said on Thursday that it expects to...
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