Travel

Off Duty Travel

We’ve never craved outdoor vacations more, but with coronavirus cases still surging, even a road trip to a national park can unnerve seasoned travelers. Here, a cautious visitor explores Arches and Mesa Verde.

Travel

A Q&A for anyone confused about traveling right now. The latest news on travel restrictions at home and abroad, how to stay healthy and what you need to know about booking vacation rentals

The Middle Seat

Scott Kirby took over the airline six weeks ago with coronavirus halting most travel. What he does next will help shape what fliers experience for years to come.

Off Duty Travel

Even if you still can’t wander hither and yon, these travel podcasts press on, piping in sounds and stories everywhere from America’s national parks to Indian tea plantations.

The Middle Seat

With little direction from the feds and pressure to fill seats as safely as possible as coronavirus continues, U.S. carriers offer significantly different policies.

Air travel is full of opportunities for coronavirus transmission. Touchless check-in, plexiglass shields, temperature checks, back-to-front boarding and planes with empty middle seats are all now part of the flying experience, and the future may bring even more changes. Illustration: Alex Kuzoian

Off Duty Travel

Frozen in place for months, most of us have never needed a holiday more. But with travel restrictions still all over the map, planning a getaway can boggle the mind. Here, a few strategic suggestions for a safe, scenic escape.

The Middle Seat

As coronavirus shuts down travel, flights carrying a handful of passengers might seem absurd, but airlines are often left with no other options.

Jennifer Catron boarded Carnival’s Costa Luminosa on March 5 for a transatlantic cruise. Her video diaries provide a window into life on board the ship as the coronavirus scare became a full-blown pandemic.

The Middle Seat

Some airlines, cruise ships and other travel companies have been slow delivering money back for trips canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Middle Seat

Travelers are finding roadblocks to getting their money back from trips canceled by the coronavirus pandemic—even when the law requires it.