Airbnb to block, cancel DC bookings ahead of inauguration

The San Francisco-based home-sharing company said that guests whose reservations were canceled will be refunded in full. It will also reimburse hosts — at Airbnb's expense — the money they would have earned from those canceled reservations.

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on flights

For years, the department required airlines to allow animals with passengers who had a doctor’s note saying they needed the animal for emotional support. Airlines believed passengers abused the rule to bring a menagerie of animals on board including cats, turtles, pigs and in one case, a peacock.

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the greatest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.