Travel

Cheap fares luring travelers to fly despite pandemic

  • Mar 17, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn’t justify taking a single spring vacation. Airfares were so cheap, she decided to book three. Now the 39-year-old food service worker from Chicago has t

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The Latest: Long lines at US airports as travelers screened

  • Mar 16, 2020

The Latest on the world’s coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. ___ Traveler

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Q&A: New travel ban shakes up airlines, passengers

  • Mar 14, 2020

Airlines and travelers are still sorting out the new travel ban that President Donald Trump announced late Wednesday that bars most foreign visitors coming to the U.S. from continental Europe for 30 days. The ban will affect 7,300 flights — and more than 2 million airline seats — scheduled from 2

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Trump ban on travel from Europe escalates pain for airlines

  • Mar 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to impose a 30-day ban on most Europeans entering the United States is the latest stunning setback for an airline industry that is reeling from a drop in bookings and a surge in people who are canceling reservations for fear of contracting the coronavirus. Th

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Moroccan fisherwomen venture into man's realm

  • Mar 13, 2020

 Fatima Mekhnas’ boots sink into the golden sand as she surveys the last beach in Morocco’s north. Optimism glows from her eyes, a reflection of a dream fulfilled after decades of yearning for a spot on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean.

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The Latest: After delay, 361 Taiwanese fly back from Wuhan

  • Mar 12, 2020

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: ___ Planes carrying 361 Taiwanese who had been stranded in China’s virus epicenter have returned them to the island. The two charter flights landed late Tuesday and early Wednesday after weeks of negotiations between Beijing and

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Turkey says EU cannot string it along over migrant deal

  • Mar 11, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey  — The European Union should stop “stringing Turkey along” over helping out with the millions of migrants on its territory, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday, a day after the two sides agreed to review a 4-year-old deal aimed at stemming refugee flows to Europe.

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The Latest: Chinese province issues app-based travel system

  • Mar 11, 2020

BEIJING  — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe (all times local): 6 p.m. The government of China’s Hubei province, the center of the virus outbreak, announced Tuesday the launch of an electronic “health code” system in which residents will be assigne

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Stocks, oil prices plunge as virus closes sites around world

  • Mar 10, 2020

BANGKOK  — The world’s largest economies delivered more worrisome cues Monday as anxiety over the virus outbreak sent stock and oil prices plunging and closed sites from the Sistine Chapel to Saudi Arabian schools. Shares in Asia and the Mideast and U.S. futures were down sharply, reports on

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