Hours after a federal judge struck down a nationwide mask requirement on airplanes, trains, buses and other public transportation on Monday, the country’s largest airlines said they would stop requiring masks, ending a practice that had been in place for most carriers for nearly two years. The airlines weighed inContinue Reading

Southwest Airlines said Friday that it planned to start serving alcohol on flights later this month, nearly two years after it suspended the service amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The move, opposed by the union representing the airline’s flight attendants, will make American Airlines the last of the four major airlinesContinue Reading

A 19-year-old man who kept partying at a nightclub in South Australia despite being notified that he had tested positive for the coronavirus was charged with failing to comply with public health orders, the police said on Tuesday. The health authorities told the man on Dec. 17 that he hadContinue Reading

The discovery the Omicron variant comes at a delicate moment for an airline industry that was just starting to see a rebound. The question is whether the new coronavirus variant will deter travelers, as the Delta variant did this summer. Several nations, including the United States, have banned visitors fromContinue Reading