Iceland is officially opening to vaccinated American tourists and its national airline is rushing to launch cheap flights from the US to attract visitors

Icelandair is rebuilding its US route network as Iceland opens to vaccinated tourists. Regular flights to Boston, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. are scheduled for May.  Americans need only their paper vaccination card to enter the country.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. The summer of vaccinated travel now includes Iceland […]

Icelandair is warning travelers they can’t use the country as a backdoor into Europe

Iceland is opening to vaccinated American tourists, one of the first European countries to do so.  Americans without residency in the Schengen Area, however, can’t travel onward to Europe. Travel between Iceland and many European countries was once as easy as traveling between US states. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The nation of […]

The last major US airline blocking middle seats, Delta, will stop on May 1

Delta Airlines will stop blocking middle seats after a year on May 1. The airline was the last major US carrier to keep the seats blocked. Delta says many of its frequent fliers will likely be vaccinated by that date. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Delta Airlines will stop blocking middle seats on […]

I recently took 3 flights with Delta as an elite status holder and managed to snag $800 in free upgrades despite seat-blocking policies – here’s how

Having elite status on Delta typically means free first class upgrades for the most frequent flyers. Fewer seats are available in premium cabins, however, thanks to Delta’s pandemic seat-blocking policy.  I took three flights on Delta and still got seven times worth the value of my ticket in upgrades. Visit the Business section of Insider […]

Some airlines are giving travelers another year to use travel credits before they expire

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. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Waves of flight cancellations last […]