What’s the latest in safe travel news?
Today’s summary is about partnerships — some new, some expanding, and some seemingly suspended amidst COVID-19.
Here’s the the latest updates from American Airlines, JetBlue, Uber, Clorox, and news about nonessential travel from the US to Canada.
Today American Airlines and JetBlue announced a new partnership, expanding access to domestic and international flights for customers of both airlines.
The alliance provides greater connectivity in the Northeastern US, providing codeshare and loyalty benefits.
The partnership also includes new AA international flights from New York JFK to Tel Aviv, Athens, and Rio de Janeiro; and JetBlue expanding domestic service, building on its recently announced service between EWR and nine cities.
AA and JetBlue’s partnership is expected to help both brands recover as low air travel demand continues amidst the coronavirus.
Uber has partnered with Clorox to provide Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to drivers in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York City. Passengers in the three pilot markets receive in-app notifications when drivers have Clorox Disinfecting Wipes available in their vehicle.
Chicago is adding two new states to its emergency travel order which requires a 14-day quarantine for anyone visiting or returning to Chicago from 17 states.
On July 6, Chicago’s travel order mandates anyone arriving or returning from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Utah quarantine upon arrival.
On Friday July 17, Iowa and Oklahoma will be added to the list.
The Canada-US border will remain closed through August 21, 2020. It’s been closed to “non-essential traffic” since March. Canadians remain concerned about American visitors given the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the U.S.