Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tag: Flying

Positive about flying? Airlines look to COVID tests that give results in minutes

FILE PHOTO: Employees of German airline Lufthansa wear protective masks as they wait for passengers at a boarding gate during a guided tour hosted by Fraport airport and the airline to present their hygiene procedures as travel bans are lifted after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Zurich/Milan, September 23 (Reuters) - European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers’ confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces with shared air. Germany’s Lufthansa, at the mercy of government bailouts for survival, is in talks with Swiss drugmaker Roche over deploying so-called antigen tests, ...

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Private jets flying high during the Covid-19 pandemic

Qatar Airways offers private jets that can be chartered at hourly rates.PHOTO: QATAR AIRWAYS

Singapore, September 6 (The Straits Times) - A couple from Singapore booked a private jet to the Maldives for a 10-day romantic getaway last month, after the paradise nation reopened borders in mid-July. Flying in style with champagne and delicacies served by an air stewardess garbed in personal protective equipment, the duo were the only passengers on a Gulfstream G150 jet ...

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Flying during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker | Getty Images

May 25 (CNBC) - Airline passengers this summer will face a host of new policies and procedures, and possibly a few packed flights, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memorial Day kicks off what is normally the busiest season for airlines, when airports are bustling and flights are often sold out. An uptick is occurring again this year, but the impact ...

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