Zoom Fatigue Boosts the Recovery in Corporate Flying—for Now

Corporate travel is finally back in business. That doesn’t definitely mean it will end up as big as before the pandemic. The Omicron variant of Covid-19 made a low season much worse. On Thursday, American Airlines AAL 5.49% said it lost $1.6 billion in the first quarter, similar to the $1.4 billion loss reported late … Read more

The weird new logic of booking flights

Let’s say you Rip-Van-Winkled through the last two years. What about the travel industry would surprise you most? The fact that travel credit cards now offer few travel benefits? Or that the Federal Aviation Administration has developed an “Unruly Passenger Toolkit” that includes — this is real — an official suite of memes? A government-endorsed … Read more

Alphabet’s Wing to Launch Drone Delivery to Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Wing is launching a drone-delivery service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday in what will be the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary’s largest US rollout and its first drone initiative operated by a customer. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Wing’s largest customer in the US, will stage deliveries from a store parking lot in the town of Little … Read more

Two Cruise Lines to Buy and One to Sell, According to One Analyst

Text size Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images Cruise lines are trading down along with the overall market on Wednesday, but Carnival is seeing deeper losses than peers Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings following a doubt take on the former from Wells Fargo —at least for now. Analyst Daniel … Read more

Lockdowns Spread Across China as Race to Contain Covid-19 Outbreak Intensifies

HONG KONG—Fallout from China’s race to halt its worsening coronavirus outbreak is growing as authorities order lockdowns and other restrictions across more of the country. All 24 million residents of northeastern Jilin province, which borders Russia and North Korea, were locked down on Monday, the first time since Covid-19 was first detected two years ago … Read more

New Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Rattle Global Airline Industry, Hit Shares

The US said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa starting Monday, joining governments around the world seeking to stem the transmission of a new coronavirus variant identified in the region. The Biden administration will restrict non-US citizens and residents from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, … Read more

Amid Ukraine War, Airlines Plot Detours Around Russia as Flight Bans Intensify

Airlines world-wide are altering routes and canceling flights to avoid Russian airspace, changes that will lengthen journey times and raise costs for carriers that were starting to bounce back from their pandemic slump. With Russia flying many European airlines from its skies, flying around the giant country may add hundreds of miles and up to … Read more

Global Air Travel Is Disrupted by Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Competing aviation sanctions and the narrowing of airspace available for commercial travel over Russia and Eastern Europe are adding strain on the global aviation industry, which is just starting to emerge from two years of travel restrictions related to Covid-19. Airlines have had to reroute planes to avoid Ukraine and parts of Russia, while a … Read more