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Delta, United and other airlines strike deal for federal coronavirus loans

A Delta Airlines aircraft flies into San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California, U.S., on Monday, April 27, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Five more airlines have reached agreements with the Treasury Department for the terms of billions in federal loans to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has devastated demand for air travel and sent U.S. carriers to their first losses in years. Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska have signed letters of intent for the terms of the loans, the Treasury Department said…

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Air travel jumps July 4 weekend, but still down sharply from 2019 amid pandemic

Airline passengers wearing face masks arrive and depart the D Concousre at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call | Getty Images More travelers took to the skies over the July 4 weekend, but airlines are still facing paltry demand compared with last summer because of the pandemic. An average of 661,811 people a day passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in the first five days of July, a more than 90% jump from the same period last month and more than…

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Auckland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Auckland – The most populous of New Zealand’s cities with the attractions to match. Check out the best things to do in the city and start planning a trip of your own! When ready, browse vacation packages to Auckland: https://www.expedia.com/Auckland.d178233.Destination-Travel-Guides An #Auckland #vacation leaves visitors spoilt for choice for activities. The city marries modern art and buildings with nature, and the surrounding region has plenty of its own attractions to offer. Auckland is called the City of Sails, boasting more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. Nestled…

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Here are five charts tracking the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus

Brendan McDermid | Reuters Direction requests Requests for transit directions on Apple Maps are still nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the navigation app. However, driving and walking direction requests have surged from their low points during the early stages of the outbreak. Travelers may be more inclined to driving and walking rather than using public transportation as coronavirus cases continue to increase. Restaurant bookings Hotel occupancy  Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. hotel occupancy rate has continued to creep upward and is now at…

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Gold Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Gold Coast – Australia’s place to be for lovers of sun, sand, sights and sea! Check out the top spots in this incredible beachside destination and see why the region is a firm favorite for travelers. When ready, browse vacation packages to Gold Coast: https://www.expedia.com/Gold-Coast.d180064.Destination-Travel-Guides Australia’s #GoldCoast is in the heart of subtropical Queensland, rife with natural beauty and a human spirit dedicated to vitality, fun, and enjoying life. The skyline of Gold Coast practically dips its toes in the ocean, and much of the area is rich in lush…

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