First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families

NEW DELHI — The March day that his father died, Karan Murgai boarded a plane to India. The coronavirus was spreading, so Murgai’s wife and their two young children stayed home in Dallas. Their separation — due to last three weeks — became indefinite after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspends applications for H-1B and other high-skilled …

Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know

This week, Boeing completed test flights of its troubled 737 Max airplane to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The Max was grounded in March 2019 after a pair of fatal crashes — in Indonesia and Ethiopia — that killed 346 people. Even as the company began testing the planes for recertification, a federal inspector …

Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump’s visa ban

CAIRO — Noha, an Egyptian engineer, should feel lucky after winning a visa lottery that randomly selects people from a pool of more than 14 million applications for about 55,000 green cards that would let them live permanently in the United States. But the hopes she and her husband had of moving with their two children to New York vanished …

My Other Car is a…Mercedes Camper Van?

Harley Sitner was in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn for a wedding in March, feeling as if he’d just been sprayed by a skunk. Mr. Sitner’s hometown, Seattle, where he owns a camper-van restoration, repair and rental business called Peace Vans, was the site of one of one of the first huge coronavirus outbreaks. “People were like, ‘Stay away,’” he …

Countries eager for tourists, Tokyo Disneyland reopens

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ———————————————————————— RETAIL STRUGGLES: Capri Holdings, which runs the Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors brands, anticipates its fiscal first-quarter revenue will be down about …

What Americans Need to Know About Europe’s Travel Ban

On July 1, after months of lockdown, European nations will begin to open their borders to nonessential travelers coming from a select list of countries in which the Covid-19 pandemic has been deemed sufficiently under control. The United States is not on the list. Moreover, the U.S. State Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel. The …

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

The Supreme Court says travel website Booking June 30, 2020, 2:44 PM 1 min read WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by “.com.” The high court issued its 8-1 ruling Tuesday. Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the …

Europe Travel Ban on U.S. Visitors Would Be a Blow to Airlines

“I think international travel is probably going to lag domestic by up to 12 months,” Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive, told shareholders on a call last week, citing travel bans around the world as one reason. The large difference in demand for domestic and international travel is also reflected in flight schedules. American, for example, plans to operate about 55 …

EU finalizing virus ‘safe list,’ US unlikely to make the cut

The European Union is close to finalizing a list of countries whose citizens will be allowed back into Europe in coming days, but Americans are likely to miss out By LORNE COOK Associated Press June 29, 2020, 1:30 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRUSSELS — The European Union is edging toward …

Mask Exemption Cards From the ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency’? They’re Fake

Cards for sale that claim to exempt people from wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic are fraudulent, federal officials said. The cards — featuring a red, white and blue eagle logo and approximately the size of a business card — say the bearer is exempt from ordinances requiring them to wear masks in public. “Wearing a face mask posses a …