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Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 23: Oxford/Astra Zeneca Vaccine 90% Effective, L.A. Suspends Outdoor Dining

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 23: Oxford/Astra Zeneca Vaccine 90% Effective, L.A. Suspends Outdoor Dining

Just as the world hit 59 million cases, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut crossed a collective milestone over the weekend that few wish to cross: The tri-state area recorded its one millionth positive coronavirus case.  Earlier in the month, Texas, followed by California, crossed that milestone.
The number of new reported daily cases in the United States was 141,648.  The nation has seen a 54% increase over the past 14 …

California Imposes Overnight Curfew to Stem Spread of Covid-19

California Imposes Overnight Curfew to Stem Spread of Covid-19

As the number of coronavirus cases in the state seemingly spiraled out of control, Governor Gavin Newsome announced an overnight stay-at-home order for much of California, saying it was “crucial” to act now.
The state’s Department of Public Health issued an order that prohibits most non-essential activity outside the home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the 40+ counties in the state’s purple tier, the strictest tier of California’s road …

American Airlines and British Airways Plan Three-Test Trial for U.S.-U.K. Flights

American Airlines and British Airways Plan Three-Test Trial for U.S.-U.K. Flights

American Airlines and British Airways announced a new and free  coronavirus testing program for passengers on flights linking the United States and United Kingdom.
The two carriers said they are working on a “combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how Covid-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival.”
The program involves three coronavirus tests, namely one 72 hours prior to departure, one upon landing in …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 13: Fauci Urges U.S. to ‘Double Down’ on Basic Precautions

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 13: Fauci Urges U.S. to ‘Double Down’ on Basic Precautions

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, urged Americans to “double down” on basic precautions such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing in an interview on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning, America,” as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to rise across the country.
The good doctor’s appearance came before the state of California reported its one-millionth case, the second state after Texas to …

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which last operated a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport five years ago, said Tuesday it will return to the airport early next year.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four daily non-stop transcon flights out of Terminal 7 at JFK, its home there five years ago.
“I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK,” said the …

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines said it plans to introduce eight new international routes and increase the number of flights to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.
The new routes, which will begin to operate in December, include non-stop service linking Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Denver and Belize City, Belize, and San Jose; and Washington, D.C. and Santo Domingo; as well as the …

JetBlue Plans New Seasonal Service to Telluride from New York and Boston

JetBlue Plans New Seasonal Service to Telluride from New York and Boston

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer non-stop seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport, which services the town of Telluride, from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.
The New York-based carrier will also introduce non-stop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Montrose.
“It’s clear to us that travelers are increasingly looking for unique destinations where they can truly escape and enjoy wide open spaces,” said Andrea …