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The petition isn’t big on details, simply titled “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth,” but it’s getting some attention. “Billionaire’s should not exist ... on earth, or in space, but should they decide the latter they should stay there,” reads the description on the change.org offering that seeks to get 50,000 signatures so it can be one of the top signed petitions on the site. It was ...

A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship left from PortMiami with 600 passengers on board Sunday evening — part of a test sail trip as the cruise industry gears up for a grand restart later this summer. The two-day trip on the Freedom of the Seas is a simulation with volunteer passengers, many of whom are Royal Caribbean employees, set to test whether cruise ships are safe. It’s a major ...

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Recent reports of COVID-19 infections aboard cruise ships — along with simple math — suggest that it will be nearly impossible for any cruise line to return to the seas without the coronavirus lurking. All vaccines are less than 100% effective, so chances are strong that at least some passengers will be infected among the thousands aboard even “fully vaccinated” voyages. Chances of more severe ...

PITTSBURGH — Restaurants and baseball parks aren’t the only ones returning to full capacity this summer. After a year of struggles, hardships and tough decisions brought on by the pandemic, tour buses are welcoming back visitors and others looking to learn about Pittsburgh from a seat on the top deck. Since opening in April, The Pittsburgh Tour Co. has been seeing a steady increase in ...

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Guests lined up to board Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Freedom of the Seas on Sunday, marking the first cruise from a U.S. port since the pandemic suspended operations 15 months ago. Passengers filed into PortMiami with suitcases in tow, a sight last seen in the world’s largest cruise port in March 2020. Freedom of the Seas can carry around 4,500 guests, and it’s expected to take about 650 on ...

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Royal Caribbean is starting business with vaccine requirements from everywhere by Florida, but those who want to sail from the Sunshine State that don’t have a vaccine are facing the costs associated with required testing. The cruise line, which is sailing its first voyage, a test sailing, on Freedom of the Seas from PortMiami on Sunday with plans for its first revenue cruise from the U.S. on ...

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When the O.G. arrives, the wannabes should watch and learn. In this case, the original SUV brand is Jeep, and it just jumped into the booming market for family-carrying vehicles with three rows of seats. New from the ground up, Jeep's 2021 Grand Cherokee L redefines one of the biggest and most popular classes of family vehicles with a winning combination of room, comfort, capability and ...

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered its travel warning for cruise ships Wednesday, recommending only unvaccinated passengers avoid cruise travel. The COVID-19 risk for unvaccinated passengers on cruise ships is now set at Level 3, the second highest, down from Level 4. Previously, the CDC recommended all passengers avoid cruise travel. The changes come as the cruise ...

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It’s only four new gates at DFW International Airport, but it might help to think about the new Terminal D extension as a glimpse at what future projects could look like, including the upcoming Terminal F. DFW International Airport is putting the finishing touches on a four-gate extension to the D Terminal after officially opening the area to passengers in early May on a handful of American ...

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MIAMI – Royal Caribbean International has postponed the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship “out of an abundance of caution” after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company’s CEO said. Odyssey of the Seas, one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, was scheduled to cruise from Fort Lauderdale on July 3 and make stops in the Caribbean after conducting a ...