Curtis Tate, USA TODAY

Curtis Tate


Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Curtis:

Need to cancel or change travel plans? What to know about COVID-19 policies for airline, hotels, more

Airlines, Amtrak and hotels have mostly relaxed their change and cancellation policies to accommodate last-minute changes due to COVID-19. → Read More

For Thanksgiving and 'healing': Delta CEO thanks employee COVID-19 sacrifices with free travel

Delta is thanking its employees for their sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic by giving them free travel anywhere the airline flies. → Read More

Disney executives slam California for not allowing Disneyland to reopen sooner

Walt Disney Co. executives slammed California officials on Thursday for not allowing Disneyland to reopen, perhaps for months. → Read More

Boeing's troubled 737 Max cleared to fly again. When will travelers start boarding?

The news of Boeing's 737 Max recertification doesn't mean that domestic airline passengers will see the aircraft in service immediately. → Read More

Denver International Airport screener is ninth TSA employee to die as a result of COVID-19

A total of 2,885 TSA employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, and nine have died. → Read More

COVID-19 travel restrictions by state: What you need to know before you travel

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic and amid a worrisome surge in infections ahead of the holidays, some states are imposing travel restrictions. → Read More

Here's a deal: Amtrak offering $20 fares on Acela to celebrate train's 20th anniversary

Travelers who live between Washington, D.C. and Boston can book a one-way trip on Amtrak's Acela trains for just $20 between Nov. 16 and Dec. 17. → Read More

Battered by COVID-19, hotels pitch themselves as remote workspaces

The hotel industry is eager to get guests back in its empty rooms. Hotels and resorts are pitching themselves as remote workspaces. → Read More

Trains made the Great Migration possible. They remain a connection for Black Americans.

Some of the most prominent Black Americans are the descendants of sleeping-car porters, who led the way North on the rails for many families. → Read More

In sign of COVID-19's impact on New York tourism, Hilton to close Times Square hotel

Hilton is closing its 478-room hotel in Times Square on Oct. 1, according to a document it filed with state regulators this week, citing the pandemic. → Read More

TSA tests touchless system that matches your ID to your face, avoids COVID-19 risks

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that matches your ID to your face, avoiding contact that could spread the coronavirus. → Read More

One Disney World resort won't reopen until next summer as others remain closed indefinitely

Walt Disney World has postponed the reopening of Polynesian Village Resort until next summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer Florida. → Read More

TSA installing 1,200 COVID-19 barriers at airports to protect screeners, passengers

TSA is installing full-height plastic barriers at 37 airports nationwide to protect security screeners and passengers from the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

COVID-19 confusion? National parks don't require face masks, even if their states do

At national parks, which have become a welcome outdoor escape for Americans during the COVID-19 panderic, mask use has been inconsistent. → Read More

Travelers left behind $900,000 (and change) at TSA security checkpoints in 2019

Air travelers left behind more than $926,000 in coins and cash at security checkpoints in 2019, according to the TSA. → Read More

National Park Service waiving entrance fees on Aug. 25, but check your park before you go

Aug. 25 marks the 104th birthday of the National Park System, which means you get in for free. But check your park first for COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

National parks are getting more funding: What it means for visitors (including an extra free day)

Thanks to a new law, national park visitors will start to see improvements to roads, trails, bridges, campgrounds, visitors centers and restrooms. → Read More

Non-European citizens can visit their unmarried partners in 10 EU countries, but some require proof

More European countries are making exceptions so that binational unmarried couples no longer have to remain separated, but some require proof. → Read More

Disney World employees gain access to COVID-19 testing site actors' union requested

Florida will begin providing coronavirus testing for Disney World cast members this week, ending a nearly two-month dispute with a stage actors union. → Read More

Amtrak sale: 2-for-1 deal on private roomettes, where you can take your mask off

Amtrak is offering a two-for-one deal on its roomettes, its most compact private accommodation, where visitors can take off their masks. → Read More