Travel

Metal fatigue suspected in Boeing 777 engine scare

By John Biers and Juliette Michel Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Metal fatigue has emerged as the chief suspect in last week’s spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of …

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American Samoa repatriates 159 passengers after months of banning inbound travel amid Covid concerns

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – After nearly a year of banning inbound travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Samoa welcomed 159 passengers who arrived at Pago Pago International Airport on Monday, February 1, just before 1 p.m. local …

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Boeing picks up big order for 737 MAX jets from Ryanair

  LONDON (AFP) — Boeing picked up Thursday its first major order for the 737 MAX since the aircraft was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes as Irish no-frills airline Ryanair signed a deal to acquire 75 of …

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Hawaii’s historic Hanauma Bay reopens with added precautions for public safety, preservation

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve located in East Oahu reopened on Wednesday, December 2 after being closed for months as a precaution due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “We are thrilled to be able …

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Hawaii’s Kauai Island opts out of state’s pre-travel testing program

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige has approved Kauai County’s request to not participate in the state’s pre-travel testing program. Starting on Wednesday, December 2, all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kauai are subject to the 14-day …

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Governor issues updated emergency proclamation to tighten restrictions for transpacific travelers heading to Hawaii

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all Hawaii-bound travelers to secure a negative test result from a trusted travel partner before their departure in order to bypass the state’s 14-day self-quarantine. …

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Battered by pandemic, Boeing cutting 30,000 jobs in two years

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse NEW YORK (AFP) — Pressured by a prolonged commercial travel downturn and the hit from 737 MAX crisis, Boeing on Wednesday announced an additional 7,000 job cuts that will lower headcount by 30,000 positions …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing option to visitors from Japan

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii has included Japan in the state’s pre-travel testing program giving travelers from Japan an option to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Starting November 6, 2020, people may take a COVID-19 pre-travel test from trusted …

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Pearl Harbor’s Arizona Memorial welcomes visitors again under Oahu “Tier 1” reopening

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor National Memorial reopened its doors on Monday, September 28, providing a limited number of programs on the USS Arizona Memorial. The 30-minute program consists of a brief orientation from National Park Service …

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United Airlines to become first U.S. carrier to offer COVID-19 tests for travelers

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning on October 15, travelers on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to destinations in Hawaii will have the option to either take a rapid test at the airport, or administer a self-test …

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Hawaii makes another attempt to launch pre-travel COVID-19 testing option on October 15

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii Governor David Ige announced plans for a pre-travel testing program that gives travelers the option of avoiding the current mandatory self-quarantine upon their arrival. The testing option is scheduled to take effect on October …

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Boeing MAX crashes ‘horrific’ result of lapses by company, regulator

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on “repeated and serious failures” by the company and air safety officials, according to a report released Wednesday that called for an overhaul of the …

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