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Travel Alert January 2020: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Affecting Air Travel

If China is in your travel plans over the next few months, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, which is located in the Hubei Province of China. In addition to confirmed cases of this strain of coronavirus in…

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Banning Emotional Support Animals From Airplanes: Your Comments Requested by the Department of Transportation

“As long as the government allows exceptions that you can drive a truck through to laws requiring documentation, no wonder abuse is beyond rampant. There’s simply no repercussions to violating the law and businesses can’t gather enough information to see that the animal is valid. The whole situation is nuts. Besides holding the animal owner accountable for fraud if the animal is just a pet, holding any vet’s license responsible for incorrectly listing any animal as either a service animal or emotional support animal should fix the abuse in a hurry.”

As a reader of The Gate, Christian posted the comment you just read in response to this article pertaining to Another Example of Why People Register Their Pets as Emotional Support Animals — and the federal government of the United States may just act upon it.

The Department of Transportation of the United States announced…

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Travel Alert January 2020: Industrial Action and Civil Unrest in France

A call for labor strikes has been issued by members of trade unions in France for tomorrow, Friday, January 24, 2020, during which public servants and private sector employees will once again protest their anger pertaining to pension reforms by the government — including air traffic controllers — and the industrial labor action has already affected air travel for the day, as flights to, from and within France have already been delayed or canceled.

Meanwhile…

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Miles and Points On Sale — January 20 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

The frequent travel loyalty programs which are featured in this edition of miles and points on sale are…

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Travel Alert January 2020: Large Winter Storm to Impact Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

If the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to a large winter storm.

The major winter storm which has been tracking across the United States and brushing along the border with southern Canada will be arriving in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Snow is expected from…

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Travel Alert January 2020: Large Winter Storm to Impact Midwestern United States

If the midwestern United States is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to a large winter storm.

A major winter storm is tracking across the United States and brushing along the border with southern Canada. Snow is expected from…

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Travel Alert January 2020: Industrial Action in France Causes Flights to Be Canceled

Here we go yet again.

A call for labor strikes has been issued by members of trade unions in France starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and lasting through Thursday, January 16, 2020, during which public servants and private sector employees will once again protest their anger pertaining to pension reforms by the government — including air traffic controllers — and the industrial labor action has already affected air travel for the day, as flights to, from and within France have already been delayed or canceled.

This notice is currently displayed at the official Internet web site of…

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Travel Alert January 14 2020: Industrial Action in Italy to Disrupt Air Travel

The trade unions of air traffic controllers and other sectors of the commercial aviation industry in Italy have confirmed that employees who are members of those unions will be on strike tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 for four hours, from 1:00 in the afternoon through 5:00 in the afternoon.

Hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled in advance as a result, which will…

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