Delta Air Lines and the view from the skies

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Clockwise from top: Robert Silk and Rebecca Tobin of Travel Weekly and Steve Sear of Delta Air Lines talk airline news on the Folo by Travel Weekly podcast.

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Airlines connect the world, and they also connect all the components of travel, from cruising to tours to hotels.

We've brought on Steve Sear, a top executive at Delta Air Lines, to talk with host Rebecca Tobin and aviation editor Robert Silk about leisure and corporate travel demand; vaccine mandates; training Delta flight attendants and other employees to identify unruly-passenger behavior; and how travel advisors (and travelers) can keep up with the ever-changing business of flying. 

We're starting this episode with an excellent piece of news for travel: That the U.S. will reopen to international travelers, starting in November.

This conversation was recorded Tuesday, Sept. 21 and has been edited for length and clarity.

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This episode of the Folo is sponsored by Hurtigruten Expeditions. Learn more about its once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises at its website or agent portal

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