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Rideshare Services Dealing with Driver Shortages

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You may not even have to deal with your trip’s airline having a pilot shortage — because a rideshare driver might not be available to take you to the airport!

Plus, cruising may soon return to US waters!

Those are some of today’s travel-related headlines I thought you, too, may find interesting.

Report: There’s a Driver Shortage for Uber and Lyft  

Drivers staying home while the economy rebounds — plus some surge pricing challenges — are reportedly affecting a shortage of people who will drive for Uber and Lyft. (H/T: Rick E.)

Sailing Ahoy?!

What has gotten into the CDC?! First, they said fully vaccinated people can travel domestically. And now they might be cool with cruise ships sailing again by mid-summer!

Elsewhere

Employee Vaccination Rates Will Determine When Nevada Casinos Can Expand Occupancy Levels

Travelers from Iowa, other states and Washington, D.C., will be subject to extra COVID-19 mitigations as part of Chicago’s emergency travel order starting Friday

JetBlue is promising London-bound passengers free meals, wider seats, and more when service finally starts this summer — take a look

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2 Comments

  1. Barry Graham Reply

    Uber and Lyft require cars to be less than a certain age. I wonder how many potential drivers with nice cars in good condition don’t drive because their car is too old and they don’t feel like they want to have to rent one in order to drive.

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