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Coronavirus News Update – June 18: UEFA Could Move Euro 2020 Final Due to U.K. Pandemic Restrictions

Coronavirus News Update – June 18: UEFA Could Move Euro 2020 Final Due to  U.K. Pandemic Restrictions

Only weeks before the Euro 2020 final, organizers are considering moving the match from London to another location.  Officials from UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations or Union der europäischen Fußballverbände, are in discussions with the British government to allow exemptions to pandemic travel restrictions that would allow thousands of overseas fans and dignitaries to attend matches in London.  If no agreement can be reached, UEFA would be forced …

Delta, Virgin Launch ‘FlyReady’ Digital Health Credentials Tool

Delta, Virgin Launch ‘FlyReady’ Digital Health Credentials Tool

Delta Air Lines announced Delta FlyReady, a digital health credential platform that allows passengers to schedule Covid-19 tests, verify test results, and confirm that they meet the necessary requirements for entry to a particular destination.
The system doesn’t currently manage coronavirus vaccination credentials but the airline said that support for such credentials will be added later this summer.
The justification for the system was simple: “We realized that our customers would need …

JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch London Heathrow Service on August 11

JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch London Heathrow Service on August 11

JetBlue Airways announced the highly anticipated date for the start of its new daily service linking New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. Set to begin on August 11, the route will be the carrier’s first transatlantic service.
The airline’s New York-London service will be followed with a second daily transatlantic route on September 29, with flights between New York and London’s Gatwick Airport. JetBlue will then …

JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Gets First Long-Range Airbus A321 That Will Support Its Inaugural Transatlantic Service to London

JetBlue Airways announced it had taken delivery of its very first Airbus A321LR, the long-range version of the popular A321 jet.
The A321LR, first introduced in 2015 and that made its first flight in 2018, has a range of 4,600 miles (7,402 km) and can seat 206 passengers in a typical two-class configuration.
“The delivery of our new A321LR sets the stage for a new era at JetBlue in which we now …

U.K. Set to Fully Reopen by June 21, Says Johnson

U.K. Set to Fully Reopen by June 21, Says Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that his country was on track to meet the planned next step of reopening on May 17.
The country saw 2,728 new Covid cases on Thursday, well below the 68,000 cases that it was recording at the beginning of the year.
If the trend continues, the hope is to have all restrictions lifted by June 21.
“There’s no question that we’re starting to get the pandemic …

JetBlue Takes Steps to Offer Tickets in the U.K. for New N.Y.-London Service

JetBlue Takes Steps to Offer Tickets in the U.K. for New N.Y.-London Service

JetBlue Airways moved forward with its plans to offer transatlantic service from New York to London with the appointment of a sales team for the United Kingdom.
The New York-based airline is pointing with Discover the World, a U.K.-based firm that serves as an outsourced sales and marketing organization for companies in the travel and hospitality industries.
The two companies announced the appointment of a dedicated sales team, naming Claire Herbert to …

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest amidst a somber albeit small affair replete with tradition and reverence.
The Queen sat alone during the service, and all guests who were not members of the same household had to sit around two meters apart.
Members of the royal family wore masks, allowing them to grieve a bit more privately.  While the mood was sorrowful, …