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Gambling On Supersonic Air Travel Again

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As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Airline Employees Are Seeing Trouble On Flights

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Stickers are stacked up for people receiving vaccinations at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Las Vegas on May 21. As countries open their doors to travelers again, there is confusion about how people will prove their vaccination status. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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International Travel Opens To The Vaccinated, But How Do You Prove You Got The Shot?

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The Search For Vaccination Proof That Works Better Than Paper Cards

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A screen shows canceled incoming flights at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I., on March 30, 2020. Consumer advocates and two senators say airlines are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Complaints Soar As Customers Fight Airlines For Refunds From Pandemic Cancellations

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Customers, Senators Urge Airlines To Change Their Refund Terms For Canceled Flights

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A line loops through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as travelers return to the skies after mostly staying home during the coronavirus pandemic. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Banking On Busy Summer Travel Season, Airlines Add More Flights And New Routes

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Welcoming Leisure Travel, Airlines Inch Back Toward Profitability

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Hundreds Gathered At The Funeral Of Daunte Wright, Who Was Fatally Shot By Police

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What Security Looks Like Amid Protests In The Minneapolis Area

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'He Had A Smile That Was Angelic. He Lit Up The Room': Remembering Daunte Wright

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Boeing said Friday that some of its 737 Max planes may have an electrical problem, leading airlines to ground dozens of the jets. An American Airlines flight on a Boeing 737 Max is seen here in December in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Calling All Pilots — We Need You Again

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