Insider Report 1/7/2021

This week's newsletter brings you the latest information about Canada's new pre-testing requirements, our top 5 airline updates this week and how to get back to travel in 2021! We have our office open 24/7 so if there are any questions or thoughts we can help with feel free to give us a call

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US to Require Negative Test for Travelers from UK

     Following the news of a new strain of the COVID-19 virus in the UK, the CDC has announced new restrictions for travelers coming to the US from the UK.  Beginning Monday, incoming travelers from the UK will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test for entry to the US.  Travelers should be tested no more than three days prior to the flight and the airline will confirm test results for all passengers before boarding. 

What Brexit Means for Business Travel

     Business travel between the European Union and the UK has become more challenging following the end of the Brexit transition period.  Changes affecting business travelers include new restrictions on freedom of movement, new limits on length of stay, new restrictions on visa-free business travel, as well as many more considerations.  Further clarification on key points of the agreement is expected in the coming month.

Airline Updates

    This has been a big week for news in the airline industry.  Check out our top 5 airline updates below!
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American Completes First U.S. 737 MAX Flight


Ending a 20-month safety ban of the 737 Max, American Airlines completed the first U.S. flight on the aircraft out of Miami last week.  


First U.S. Airlines to Ban Emotional Support Animals


Following a new ruling from the DOT, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have become the first two U.S. airlines to Ban Emotional Support Animals on their flights.

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First Look at Emirates Premium Economy and Upgraded Cabins on A380


Take a look at the accommodations on Emirates brand new A380 Aircrafts!  Read about Sam Chui’s first look at the Premium Economy and Upgraded Cabin here!


Jetblue Adds New Airbus


Described as a “next-generation aircraft,” the airline’s new Airbus A220-300 will replace their existing fleet of 60 Embraer 190 aircraft.  Jetblue hopes the A220 will help them reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.  

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Qatar Launches New Service in Seattle


Almost 2 months ahead of schedule, Qatar Airways is ready to launch four weekly flights to Seattle on January 9th.  Seattle is the seventh new destination launched by the airline since the start of the Pandemic.

Now Open in Travel

New Opening for US Travelers:
  • Curacao:     Completed online digital immigration card, passenger locator card completed within 48 hours of departure, and proof of COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of traveling required.
Get Back to Travel!
In 2021, we’re all hoping to get out there and travel again.  Check out these exciting ways to get back to travel in the New Year!

Make a resolution to travel more this year and call us today!

21 Places To Go In 2021
Dubai or Disney? 

The possibilities are endless in 2021!  Check out this list of the top 21 Places to Go this year!

Every State’s Top Travel Destination in 2021
Not ready for a big international trip yet?  There’s so much to see in the U.S.! 

Maybe even close to home!

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