American, Delta Step Up Security at D.C. Airports After Trump Mob Storms Capitol

Cory Hancock  / IMF

Travelers walk to their respective gates at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Delta and American are putting extra security measures in place at the airport and at Dulles after Trump-supporting rioters stormed the capitol. Cory Hancock / IMF

Skift Take: One more layer of security being added on top of all the other layers of security. Thank you, President Trump.

— Tom Lowry

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Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Hawaii is facing a reckoning over the future of its tourism as some residents push back on welcoming visitors. Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau

Skift Take: In a major departure from other tourism-dependent destinations, more than 60 percent of Hawaiian residents indicated they don’t want visitors back on their islands. Covid worries? Yes. But the bigger fear is a return to overtourism. Can reforms happen without crushing the economy?

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Flight Attendants Want D.C. Protesters Barred From Flights Home

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The U.S. Capitol building (pictured here earlier)was the scene on January 6 of violent protests by supporters of President Donald Trump, a group that flight attendants want barred from flights. Eric Langhorst / Flickr

Skift Take: The outrage and fear over Wednesday’s violent protest at the capitol extended to the travel industry. The head of the largest U.S. flight attendants union is calling on airlines to ban passengers who participated in the mayhem. It would be a highly unusual for airlines to do so.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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Flight Attendants Wants D.C. Protesters Barred From Flights Home

Eric Langhorst  / Flickr

The U.S. Capitol building (pictured here earlier)was the scene on January 6 of violent protests by supporters of President Donald Trump, a group that flight attendants want barred from flights. Eric Langhorst / Flickr

Skift Take: The outrage and fear over Wednesday’s violent protest at the capitol extended to the travel industry. The head of the largest U.S. flight attendants union is calling on airlines to ban passengers who participated in the mayhem. It would be a highly unusual for airlines to do so.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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