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How to fly safely a year into the pandemic

(CNN) — Would-be travelers are crooning a new theme song: “Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away.”

In the European Union, the UK and other corners of the globe, officials are currently considering ways to restart international travel this summer.

When that occurs, cinch up your seat belt — traveler numbers will soar.

Is it truly safe to travel by air right now, even if you’re fully vaccinated?

Travelers arrive for flights at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on March 16, 2021. US airports are seeing pandemic-era record numbers of passengers.

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Case count, masks and

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COVID NY Update: Mandatory domestic travel quarantine ends Thursday, but is it safe to fly?

NEW YORK (WABC) — The number of air travelers has been increasing by the week, and now, there’s some good news for those coming into the Tri-state area — at least for those who were actually following the rules.

New York’s once-mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone traveling into the region from other states was lifted Thursday, but many are wondering if air travel is safe?

While no longer required, the state Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.

But for many newly-vaccinated New Yorkers, travel is at the top of the list.

“I’m ready

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Airlines Extending Travel Credits As Many Travelers Unwilling to Fly

  • United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines have extended travel credits into 2022.
  • Travelers that have canceled flights during the pandemic now have an extra year to rebook. 
  • Airlines chose to give customers travel credits instead of refunds to maintain cash reserves.
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Waves of flight cancellations last year resulted in airlines issuing credits or vouchers instead of cash, with the promise that they could be used for future travel once customers were ready. For many, those credits close to expiring, even though a lot of Americans are still not comfortable traveling

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